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.
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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