What Whitman Said

The great Andy Whitman has a few things to say about Calvin College's decision to cancel the New Pornographers concert. … [Read more...]

A reflection on Calvin’s Festival of Faith and Writing

Wow. The whole trip to Calvin's Festival of Faith and Writing to speak about faith and art was worth it, just to read this reflection on the festival's presentations.My thanks to Justin Boyer for his generous words... … [Read more...]

Stephen Lamb wraps up Calvin-fest coverage

Stephen Lamb is *still* blogging about that amazing Calvin College Festival of Faith and Writing. He was able to attend the session I most wanted to see for myself. Alas, I was busy, so I'm copying Lamb's notes about a conversation between Kathleen Norris and Scott Cairns. Man, I wish I'd been there... … [Read more...]

Good News, Bad News from the Calvin Festival of Faith & Writing

Good news:I had an extraordinary time at Calvin's Festival of Faith and Writing. So many new friends, so many books signed, so many inspiring encounters and lectures and conversations! My friend Stephen Lamb has been blogging about his experiences there.Bad news:My laptop blew up. Yes. With smoke and everything.So, I'll be back with more details and regular blogging soon, but it'll be slow for a while here.... … [Read more...]

Grand Rapids, Here I Come

I'm packing for an early-morning flight to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing, and I won't be home until Sunday night.So, I probably won't have much opportunity to blog from there.I'm looking forward to seeing some of you there. If you want to attend my presentations, check the schedule (link above).Have a great weekend. Go see The Visitor this weekend! … [Read more...]