Marilynn Robinson is unmatched for her ability to take a clear eyed look at Christianity and humanism and find integrated roots in the common tree.
We all think we understand the world, but truthfully we really only understand it with the handful of building blocks we’ve collected along the way. We interpret and assume and fill in the blanks with faith and fear, colliding with others who are doing the same.
One of these mornings One of these mornings I’m gonna lay down my cross Get me a crown One of these evenings, oh Lord Late one evening, my Lord Late one evening I’m going home to live on high Starts as soon as my feet strike Zion Lay down my heavy burdens Put on my […]
All Things New Marilynne Robinson Something I find regrettable in contemporary Christianity is the degree to which it has abandoned its own heritage, in thought, art and literature. It was the center of learning in the West for centuries because it deserved to be. Now there seems to be actual hostility on the part of […]
Long before Gilead made Marilynne Robinson famous, she wrote an outstanding collection of essays called The Death of Adam. Being a staunch Presbyterian, she rose to the defense of John Calvin who generally gets a bad rap for the brand of Calvinism that basically says that God predestined some people for heaven and others for […]