Welcome! I’m so pleased that you’ve taken a moment out of your day to look at this blog. As we prepare for the celebration of the Resurrection during this season of Lent, I hope that you’ll include this blog in your spiritual preparations.
If you’ve spent any time with the New Testament, you’ve probably noticed how prominent the writings of Saint Paul are in that body of texts. Writings attributed to Paul make up more than half of the New Testament, and so Paul has had a profound effect on the shaping of Christian doctrine. In fact, almost every great Christian writer has had to wrestle with Paul or his ideas at some point in their careers.
During Lent this year, the Church of the Heavenly Rest is sponsoring a program called “The Inklings of Abilene,” where we explore the writings of some great British Christians, including George MacDonald, Dorothy Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, T.S. Eliot, and C.S. Lewis. In that spirit, this blog will explore how some of these writers wrestled Saint Paul and his ideas. Every day (Monday through Saturday), we will offer a brief commentary on a passage from First Corinthians and reflect briefly on the passage, including a quotation from one of these “Inklings.” On Sundays, we will reflect on the gospel lesson appointed for the day.
I invite you to use this blog as an opportunity to pause in the midst of your busy life and make room for God to enter. I pray that you and your family may be blessed during this Lenten season.
David+ (Father DRom)