Writer, Author, and ThD student Kaitlyn Schiess joins Jessica to talk about their love for Dorothy L. Sayers’ Zeal of Thy House and her works on human flourishing. Topics the duo discuss within Sayers works include how we relate to our vocations with the labels of “Christian” applied to a brand, the dignity of vocation that is not expressly “ministry”, and the value of those who do work in the world that, through their conduct, gives glory to God.

Books Referenced:

Letters to a Diminished Church , by Dorthy Sayers

The Women Are Up To Something, by J.B. Lipscomb

Why Work?, by Dorothy Sayers

The Zeal of thy House, by Dorothy Sayers

The Scandal of Reading is sponsored by Brazos Press.

Information on the Host: 

Jessica Hooten Wilson is a Senior Fellow at Trinity Forum, the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University, and the author of several books, including The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary SaintsLearning the Good Life: From the Great Hearts and Minds that Came Before, and Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov

Learn more about Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson.

Information on Kaitlyn Schiess:

Kaitlyn is a writer, author, and a ThD student at Duke Divinity School studying political theology, ethics, and biblical interpretation. She graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2021 with a ThM in systematic theology. She the author of The Liturgy of Politics: Spiritual Formation for the Sake of Our Neighbor, released with InterVarsity Press in September 2020. Her forthcoming book, The Ballot and the Bible: How Scripture Has Been Used and Abused in American Politics and Where We Go from Here, will be released with Brazos Press in August 2023. You can also listen to Kaitlyn as a regular guest on The Holy Post podcast.

Learn more about Kaitlyn Schiess