Summer Shorties: All Year Round
“Our imaginations are involved in every area of our lives, in everything we do or say or are. It is no wonder that God is so intent upon recapturing them.”
We are affected by everything we read. Should we just read facts? Have you ever read something you knew to be fiction but it broadened how you saw a group of people or a situation? Did you ever read Uncle Tom’s Cabin? How about 1984? Have you spent time in any of C. S. Lewis’ fictional writing? Leland Rykland from Wheaton College states “fiction tells the truth in ways nonfiction never could, even as it delights your aesthetic sensibilities in the process”.
Scripture uses narrative extensively to help us more fully understand God’s revelation to us.
The LTL offers “Summer Shorties” all year round. A discussion group focused on a different short story each month. As a community we seek to listen intentionally, foster new ideas, fuel our imaginations and our faith, and hold tight to God’s promises.
Come to just one night or come to all. Select evenings, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. In the Lamb & Scroll (LTL dining hall). No registration required.
Winter 2022 – Spring 2023:
October 17 – The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs, link HERE.
November 28 – One Good Story, That One by Thomas King, link HERE.
December 12 – The Christmas Pageant, excerpt from A Prayer for Owen Meaney by John Irving, link HERE.
January 9 – To Build a Fire by Jack London, link HERE.
April 17 – The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, link HERE.
May 1 – All Summer One Day by Ray Bradford, link HERE.
June 28th – A Story of Your Life (also known as Arrival) by Ted Chiang, link HERE.
July 5th – A Temple of the Holy Ghost by Flannery O’Connor, link HERE.
July 19th – The Chinese Pilot (also know as The Coffee-house of Surat) by Leo Tolstoy, link HERE.
August 9th – Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros, link HERE.
August 23rd – The Truth About Pyecraft by H. G. Wells, link HERE.
August 30th – Wash Clean the Bones by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, not in public domain, email for pdf.