This December the Writers’ Community will feature BGU alum and author, Kris Rocke. We hope you’ll be able to join us for what is sure to be inspirational and transformational!
Date and Time: December 10th, 7:00 a.m. PST
Title: Human Catechism
The poet E.E. Cummings said, “The beautiful answer is always preceded by the more beautiful question.” Jesus asked 137 beautiful questions in the Gospels. We will explore how Jesus used these questions to induct his disciples into their own humanity. We might think of this as a human catechism. In our conversation we will explore what it means, as writers, to resist the temptation to jump over the human experience to get to God and instead write from within the human experience and to the human experience. We’ll talk about what it means to start human and stay human throughout the writing process. We’ll explore this together, and engage whatever questions you bring to the conversation.
Kris Rocke is the executive director of Street Psalms. He has co-authored the books Geography of Grace: Doing Theology from Below and Meal From Below: A Five Course Feast with Jesus. Along with Joel VanDyke, he has also developed Incarnational Training Framework: A Training Guide for Developing Incarnational Leaders Engaged in City Transformation. The Street Psalms website features a number of helpful resources and articles including reflection liturgies, prayers, and devotions for those celebrating the Good News in hard places. Kris lives in Tacoma, WA with his wife Lana. Kris and Lana have two college-aged sons, Grant and Mitchell.