I chatted with my friend Kitty tonight, and I think we've hammered out the details for starting a literary group at Lake Murray, something I've been wanting to do for a few years now. We now have a list of books to discuss for the first year, with the plan of having everyone chip in ideas after that.
And we have chosen a name: Logos, which is Greek for word or study. In the Gospel of St. John, the word "Logos" is used repeatedly to refer to Jesus: "In the beginning the Word (Logos) was with God, and the Word (Logos) was God...." So we'll be studying (logos) these works to see Jesus (Logos) in them.
Our preliminary list of works to read:
Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
Measure for Measure by Shakespeare
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pilgrim at Tinker's Creek by Annie Dillard
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Great Expectations by Charles Dicken
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
So I'll pass this list by Pastor Steve and then write up a blurb for the church bulletin, and we'll meet on the last Friday of each month, starting in July. I', praying that it will be a wonderful group with deep discussions and wonderful revelations of God's working through the writings of these talented authors.
Another BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) is becoming a reality -- woo-hoo!