by Tyler Sprouse & Griffin Lamb I. “And I began to weep bitterly…” (Rev. 5:4a) At first...Read More
In Search of Wonder
Author: Griffin Lamb
I am a seminarian at Duke Divinity School, pursuing a Masters of Divinity and discerning ordination within the Episcopal Church. Though my interests vary, from public theology to tracing theosis in Paul, behind them lies one essential burden: seeing a need to bridge the gap between the Church and the academy, particularly in how discipleship is articulated in our contemporary moment.
In Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, Thomas Merton writes that “If there is no risk in revelation, if there is no fear in it, if there is no challenge in it, if it is not a word which creates a whole new world, and new beginnings, if it does not call into existence a new creature, our new self, then religion is dead and God is dead.” This blog is an attempt to imaginatively contemplate that whole new world: asking difficult questions of the Scriptures so as to wrestle with God in the textual gaps.