On June 27 at 7 p.m. I’ll be at Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church (178 Bennett Avenue, a short walk from the 1 and the A) to talk about Sacred Signposts: Words, Water, and Other Acts of Resistance.
Stop by to hear a reading, buy a book (or just admire it casually), and eat and drink. You can RSVP if you want by Facebook or be emailing me (benjamin dot dueholm at gmail dot com), or you can just show up. I look forward to meeting some of you and sharing this book.
From the introduction:
In the part of the world that considers itself secular, where religious identification and participation are in crisis, our practices preserve and embody faith in a way that no polemic or apology can. And at the same time, those practices address themselves to a world that, however secular or advanced, is experiencing its own crisis, an intense intimation of its own mortality. These Christian practices represent and enact a different vision of what it means to be good, or even to be human, from the ones offered by our prominent political and economic ideologies. Christians have names for this different vision. We call it “the kingdom of God” or “the beloved community.” And it is realized, in ways that are small and fleeting but also urgent and poignant, every time we gather around our holy possessions.