And of course in 500 years, when people are still listening to Bach and Beethoven, it's highly doubtful that anyone will remember Carman or Michael W. Smith or Petra. But even a shallow culture that embraces vast sections of life and tries hard to make them its own is better than a "deep" culture that can't do anything more than Pretentiously Ponder Propositions all day long and act like Sentences are the supreme reality. I'm starting to be of the opinion that theologians who don't read works of fiction on a pretty regular basis just aren't good theologians. There's no better cure for the excessively literal (wooden) mind than to spend some time in Narnia or Perelandra.
Thursday, November 11, 2004
Yeah, that sounds right ...
Courtesy of Societas Christiana: