Meghan O’Gieblyn writes in collection of essays not as a journalist documenting the remnants of Christian culture, but as one who is a translator of a foreign land for wide-eyed secular observers.
For Lake, literature is not simply illustrative or instrumental to the task of diagnosing and combatting technocracy: it is the world within which we are cultivated. In the act of reading, we enter not only a set of illustrations which give us principles to live by, but also new parables which instruct, perplex, and guide us into new living. To learn how to be a new person, in other words, we must submit to the art of reading.
Whether such a vision of a nation banding together internally free from outside interference is the best way forward, I will leave for the reader to decide.
Francisco Cantú’s memoir, The Line Becomes a River, steps as a first-hand account albeit a non-theological account of the human costs of border security.
One could argue that America’s decline in religious participation has paved the way for replacement, that in the place of God, a new idol of politics has emerged.
In her most recent volume, What Are We Doing Here?, readers of Robinson’s essays will find many familiar themes, among them the idea of what promise might lie with the Reformed theological tradition for redressing the ills of Western society.