The poet Christian Wiman is giving voice to the hunger for faith — and the challenges of faith — for people living now. After a Texas upbringing soaked in a history of violence and a charismatic Christian culture, he was agnostic until he became actively religious again in his late 30s. Then he was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable blood cancer. He’s bearing witness to something new happening in himself and in the world.
‘My Bright Abyss,’ by Christian Wiman reviewed at the NYT: This is a daring and urgent book, written after the author learned he had a rare, incurable and unpredictable cancer. But it is not a conventional memoir of illness and treatment….
Rather than a “review” I thought I would post a gallery that gives you some idea of the art this book contains. Not surprisingly I found it to be a wonderfully evocative presentation of this classic story.
A thought I had today … Evangelical Christians are too “Modern.” They fail to see the intellectual baggage modernity brings with it and they falsely assume that pre and post-modern thought somehow rejects the concept of truth or absolutes. Post-modern…