Poetry for Calvinists by Calvinists

poetry

I’ve written that imagination rather than reason is the primary human faculty. I’ve also observed that, as a general rule, conservative reformed Christians distrust the imagination. In my own intellectual journey, C S Lewis (no Calvinist) has been a wonderful guide:

He uses story to powerfully enact his theology in a way that helps it to work deeply into our souls. There’s a limit to how deeply a truth can penetrate us through the mind. Real knowledge, the sort that truly shapes and forms us, comes about through the integration of heart and mind and through enacting and embodying that truth in a physical and sensate way. This is the power of liturgy and ritual*, two good words that are rich with meaning and need to be recaptured by reformed Christians.

If you’re a fan of poetry, you should check out a blog I recently discovered: Calvinist Poets. The blog exists to help facilitate a renewal of poetry in the Reformed tradition:

Image

I hope you’ll check it out.

1 Comments on “Poetry for Calvinists by Calvinists”

In lieu of a comments section, I accept and encourage letters to the editor. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, you can do so here.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: