Seminary Dropout 76: Lauren Winner, Author of ‘Wearing God’



Lauren Winner teaches at Duke Divinity School as an Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality, and lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Lauren is a writer’s writer. If you’ve read any of her previous books: Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, or her memoir Still: Notes on a Mid-faith Crisis, then you know that. She took her effortless tone and intimate style and turned it towards the language of God used in the Bible, and wrote Wearing God:Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God 

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Some things we discuss in the show…

  • A specific time in Lauren’s life when she really had a thirst for the words of the Bible and started to notice the language used for God.
  • Why the way we speak about God matters.
  • The significance of our relationship with God being described as a friendship.
  • The relation between Gender and language for God.
  • The unknowable parts of God and why they are important.
  • Lauren’s collection of Christian kitsch.

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5 thoughts on “Seminary Dropout 76: Lauren Winner, Author of ‘Wearing God’

  1. My birthday is Saturday. I may just have to buy myself an early present. Been wanting to read this one!

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