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The Bible in One Hand, the Novel in the Other

The Bible in One Hand, the Novel in the Other

Call it a nerd’s dream-come-true. A few months before I attended their three week summer seminar called “Imaginative Reading for Creative Preaching,” Calvin College mailed me a rather large box filled with all manner of books — novels, poetry, short stories, journalism, biography, and children’s literature. Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath was bunking next to Gilead, […]

Hast Thou Considered My Servant Job? Thornton Wilder on Good Friday

Hast Thou Considered My Servant Job? Thornton Wilder on Good Friday

One of my favorite Thornton Wilder playlets, and if I may say, a great little three-minute read for Good Friday, in which Wilder imagines a New Testament reversal of the proposition recorded in Job 1:8: Now it came to pass on the day when the sons of God came to present themselves before SATAN that […]