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Charlie Wingard

Charlie Wingard

Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary Jackson and Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Yazoo City, Mississippi

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Reading books and conversations about books are two of life’s finest pleasures. Add to the mix RTS Jackson students and spouses, and you have the makings for a perfect evening.

Last night was the first of what Lynne and I hope will be many RTS book club meetings. After a chili diner, we discussed Jason Roberts A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became the World’s Greatest Traveler. My reflections on the book are here.

I am grateful to students Justin Jones-Fosu and Ashley Williams for suggesting the club. In our “Christian Life in a Secular World Course,” reading Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death prompted conversations about the need to read books purely for enjoyment and personal edification, and in our situation, texts that are not directly related to preparation for Christian ministry and counseling. Each month we plan to alternate between fiction and non-fiction.

Next up is Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis.

 


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