Gilead: On the Lighter Side

A parishioner told me that I need to read more than theology.  I do, but her point was well taken, so I'm reading the book she loaned me: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (New York: Picador, 2004).  The story is about an elderly Congregationalist minister who - in a very creative and lyrical way - is… Continue reading Gilead: On the Lighter Side

For Your Christian Imagination

I enjoy C.S. Lewis, but have read only about 40% of the stuff he's written.  I do remember him and others like him emphasizing the importance of reading and the imagination in the Christian life.  Actually, I either read somewhere or heard someone say that all preachers should either read the Narnia series or the… Continue reading For Your Christian Imagination

Flannery O’Connor – Writing on Freaks

I just started reading Flannery O'Conner; it is quite a journey to say the least.  Here's a small taste of her wit, humor, and "realness."  By the way, those of you from the South may have more insight here than I do.  I've only spent six months of my life in the South, and that… Continue reading Flannery O’Connor – Writing on Freaks