What novel or series of novels provides “windows” to your life, family, community / communities, and / or vocation? Have you (and / or some of your friends) been invited by the Lord to “come home” through a novelist? What is unique about a novel written through the lens of a well-developed Christian perspective on daily life?
Great Theology, Teachableness, & John Calvin [Balm in Gilead / Summer Read…Quote…Reflect]
In an essay on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, [Marilynne] Robinson declared that “great theology is always a kind of giant and intricate poetry, like epic or saga. . . .”
The praise that pours forth from the lips of . . . [Balm in Gilead / Summer Read…Quote…Reflect Series]
Join me in pressing into the call to hunger and thirst for the Lord (individually and as part of the people of God in a particular place) in the mundane of study, vocation, and practice.
Healing…Fiction…Connectedness [Balm in Gilead / Summer Read…Quote…Reflect]
With summer unfolding, I thought that it would be good to go the direction of Read…Quote…Reflect, beginning with a series on “Balm in Gilead: A Theological Dialogue with Marilynne Robinson” – an InterVarsity Press publication resulting from the 2018 Wheaton Theology Conference.
This is not our final destination. . . .
“While we should enjoy God’s good creation, and while we should make the most of our time here, this is not our final destination.” — Paul Louis Metzger, The Gospel of John: When Love Comes to Town