Originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work.

Woven into the gospel is a God that wants to know us personally through experience, through flesh and blood, through matter itself, in awe and wonder. A testament to this reality is the work of poet Christian Wiman. In Wiman’s writing, there lives a devotion to the wonder that words speak volumes more than their normative associations, allowing poetry to hold us in a state at once both meditative yet active with discovery. This is, at its essence, a devotion to God’s Spirit, that great unfathomable gift that is headstrong in its pursuit for us to meet our maker. We’re thrilled to experience that gift together through Wiman’s infectious and expansive imagination.

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