Poetry & Truth

Words¬†and Faith #2 I’ve just finished reading “A Generous Orthodoxy” by Brian McLaren, which is hugely readable and thoughtful book about the Christian faith. It describes different traditions in faith, different styles of church, and the benefits of maintaining an open and inquisitive, and accepting, mind. One of the chapters, particularly,¬†struck a chord with me.… Continue reading Poetry & Truth

No Map Could Show Them – Helen Mort

Learning To Read #7 I enjoyed “Division Street”, with the Sheffield references,¬†with the knowing¬†glances back¬†at the 1980’s and¬†with the sense that¬†the poems¬†were forged¬†from¬†the base metal of working class northern England. This was something that I could relate to. I came to “No Map”, in contrast,¬†with a slight sense of confusion. This was a book that… Continue reading No Map Could Show Them – Helen Mort