Silence is not just the absence of sound, it can be a posture of stillness, a place of restraint, even a preciousness of attitude—a quietness that should mark the Christian life, which obviously includes public discourse.
Today, in light of the recent announcement made by World Vision and the ranging responses from the Christian community. I’d like to continue our look at silence but with a cultural twist. I’ve read myriad responses to the announcement, but I’d like to caution the Christian community not to use this very nuanced and complex situation as a barking-box for one-sided and derogatory rhetoric toward fellow Christians.
Tim's authored four books, including the children's book Shine So Bright and the critically acclaimed Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society. He studied beauty in the works of C.S. Lewis for his PhD under Alister McGrath. When he's not scratching poetry, or chasing the scholar's craft, you can find him carving up the trails of the nearest national forest on his Salsa El Mariachi 29er.
He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and three pixie-daughters, and two acres of Great Horned Owls.