The Redemptive Work of Silence: Agnes Grey

As the time has approached for me to write what will likely be the final three installments of my series on the redemptive work of silence, I’ve found it harder and harder to be able to adequately summarize these works that have meant so much to me. This season of…

The Redemptive Work of Silence (Till We Have Faces)

“And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” John 17:3 (Contains sixty-year-old spoilers) One does not have to read very far in C.S. Lewis’ novel Till We Have Faces to discover that it is a book about silence.…

Doubting Thomas and the "Hiraeth" of Belief

Last night I found myself scrolling through the seemingly endless list of Grammy nominees and was surprised to find one nominated album was called “Hiraeth”. This was both exciting and troubling to me, exciting because hiraeth is a Welsh word and troubling because it is a word that is often…