While we are considering this subject of God as beauty, I highly recommend Ann Voskamp’s latest — One Thousand Gifts. If there are any Anne Dillard fans out there, you are going to love Ann. You can find her daily musings at A Holy Experience.
And since I’m in the mood for recommending, one of my favorite people and favorite writers is Bob Welch. Folks who live in Eugene, Oregon have long known what a treasure Bob is. For several years now Bob has been putting on a writers workshop on the Oregon’s coast. He and beloved novelist Jane Kirkpatrick will be at Yachats again this coming Feb. 25 & 26. Bob’s got a few spots still open but you’d best sign up soon ’cause it won’t last long. Click here to register. I don’t think you could get a better workshop experience than the one with Bob & Jane. And who knows? I might just join them myself!
And speaking of workshops, this is one I hate that I am going to miss. Speakers include Nicholas Wolterstorff, Shane Claiborne, Mike Yankoski, Adam Hochschild, Lynne Hybels and others. “Social Justice is the heart of the gospel,” says Ken Wytsma, pastor at Bend’s Antioch Church.
Ken is one of my personal favorites when it comes to preaching. This Clemson graduate knows his southern history. Consider his Christians & the Republican Party: “The great blunder of Christians in the late 20th Century — we chose morality over justice.”