Winn Collier joins Austin to discuss the work of American novelist and poet Wendell Berry. Within the fictional town of Port William, the pair discuss the power of incarnation and the sense of time and place. The idea of geographical theology is brought to life as the location of Port William is juxtaposed against the inherent danger of the fragmented and abstracted growing digital culture.

Port William Series by William Berry

Jayber Crow: The Life Story of Jayber Crow, Barber, of the Port William Membership, as Written by Himself by William Berry

Information on the Host: 

Austin Carty holds degrees in literature and divinity from High Point University (B.A.) and Wake Forest University (M.Div.), and a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from Emory University. He is the author of Christianity Today’s Book Award of Merit for Church and Pastoral Leadership, The Pastor’s Bookshelf

Information on Winn Collier

Winn has been a pastor for twenty-seven years and the founding pastor of All Souls Charlottesville. He is an Episcopal priest and serves at Western Theological Seminary as Director of The Eugene Peterson Center for Christian Imagination & Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Christian Imagination. He is also the director of the Genesis Project. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia where his work centered on the intersection of literary fiction and religion, particularly the sacramental landscape of Wendell Berry’s fictional town of Port William.

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