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Jessica Hooten Wilson

Articles & Essays

In Praise of Useless Reading

Reading fiction is useless. So is poetry. All imaginative works of beauty are useless, and praise God for that. Stories and poems are meant to be enjoyed in and of themselves, and while they have transformative effects on their readers, heaven forbid they be used as such.…
January 25, 2019
Book Reviews

When Great Writers Wrestle with Faith

Why have so many modern novelists and poets chased after (and fled from) God? The metaphors we use in given situations show us more about our assumptions than we often realize. In politics, we speak of the “arena,” our “opponents,” or even “battle lines.” Our…
January 10, 2019