Our regular host Jen Pollock Michel takes a shift in a panelist seat for this episode, as ERB editor C. Christopher Smith hosts a conversation between her and two other writers, Marilyn McEntyre and Ragan Sutterfield, as they reflect on the recent book on time and mortality, 4000 Weeks by Oliver Burkeman. They discuss the impact of the book on their own ideas, as well as how it intersects with broader Christian thought.
Jen Pollock Michel lives in Cincinnati with her family. She’s the author of five books including, most recently, In Good Time (Baker Books, December 2022). Marilyn McEntyre is a poet and the award-winning author of several books on language and faith, including the renowned book, Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies, which is now in its second edition. Ragan Sutterfield is a priest in the Episcopal Church and serves a parish in his native Arkansas. His writing and interests are focused at the intersection of faith and ecology where he brings his background in birding, permaculture, and soil ecology into conversation with philosophy, theology, and the Christian spiritual tradition. His most recent book is Wendell Berry and the Given Life (Franciscan Media).
Books Mentioned in this Episode:
If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)
- Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman
- In Good Time by Jen Pollock Michel
- Caring For Words in a Culture of Lies, 2nd edition by Marilyn McEntyre
- Wendell Berry and the Given Life by Ragan Sutterfield
- On Humus and Humility (forthcoming) by Ragan Sutterfield
- Make a List: How a Simple Practice Can Change Our Lives and Open Our Hearts by Marilyn McEntyre
- Jayber Crow: A Novel by Wendell Berry
- Remembering: A Novel by Wendell Berry
- Counterproductive: Time Management in the Knowledge Economy by Melissa Gregg
- Four Quartets: A Poem by T.S. Eliot
- The Fullness of Time: Jesus Christ, Science and Modernity by Kara Slade
- A Secular Age by Charles Taylor
If you’d like to order any of the above books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books
(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)
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