Friday, June 08, 2007


On Wednesday nights at Otter Creek, there is a book reading group that has been started by Judy Thomas and Doris Colvett. For the month of June, we're going to be reading Anne Lamott's Grace (Eventually). For July, it's Lauren Winner's Mudhouse Sabbath; and for August, Eugene Peterson's Eat This Book. I have not read any of these books, although I'm familiar on some level with all of the authors.

I am really, really looking forward to this class. On one hand, it's been a while since I've actually been able to sit in a class with my wife and interact and dialogue with others. On another hand, I love reading and I love reading spiritual/theological books and especially discussing it with others. And from sitting in the class, it's going to be a great group to sit and discuss with. There are people of all ages, genders, and marital status, and people that knew my dad when he was Kinsey's age and me when I was born, and those that have only been at Otter Creek for a couple of years.

I really think that people are going to get exposed to some new ideas in these books and I know I'm going to get exposed to some new interpretations of some of my ideas. It's one of the greatest aspects of community that we can pool our ideas and thoughts and see how others are thinking. I thank God for a community like that and for women like Judy and Doris who are willing to step up and lead it.

1 comment:

judy thomas said...

Thanks, Phil,
Glad you are willing to try it. It will be interesting to see how many stick it out. Judy

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