The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Tuesday, August 12, 2008
More Cultural Convergence
I first heard about this book in a review from Comment:

Additional info and excerpts can be found here:

Covers much of the same terrain as Plowing.

Here's a quote I like:

Cultural goods too will be transformed and redeemed, yet they will be recognizably what they were in the old creation—or perhaps more accurately, they will be what they always could have been. The new Jerusalem will be truly a city: a place suffused with culture, a place where culture has reached its full flourishing. It will be the place where God's instruction to the first human being is fulfilled, where all the latent potentialities of the world will be discovered and released by creative, cultivating people

Tuesday, August 05, 2008
"a clumsy tumble like airport luggage"
So reads Larry Woiwode's self-description of his writing. Wrestling. Work. And Survival.

Here are a couple of reviews of Woiwode's most recent memoir, A Step from Death, one recently published in Books & Culture, the other from the Christian Science Monitor.

Larry is an excellent example of cultural providence. A hard life has - in the hands of the Potter - resulted in a rich body of literature.