This morning we are off to Big Sky, Montana with the Vince Black Clan for 8 days of Rocky Mountain R & R.
This is Leslie’s and my first real vacation as pastor and pastor’s wife, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for the car time, the podcasts of “This American Life” and What Jesus Demands of the World, by John Piper, on audio book that we’ll listen to on the way, fully digesting Bruce Springsteen’s newest album, getting some good unhurried reading in, playing some board games, sleeping in, enjoying plenty of Moose Drool, Fat Tire and conversation with the Blacks and, most of all, worshiping God as the “firmament declares his glory” (along with the mountains, trees, rivers, fields, glaciers, cliffs, etc.).
I have selected a novel and a treatise for my reading for the week, both of which I’ve been meaning to read for some time now, and am thrilled finally to have some unhurried time to get to them. The novel is In Cold Blood, Truman Capote’s groundbreaking “non-fiction novel”; an account of a quadruple murder in Kansas in 1959 and an exploration of the personas of the killers.
The theological treatise is Communion with the Triune God, John Owen’s magnificent exposition on the believer’s fellowship (“communion”) with each of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as fellowship with the one triune God.
If there is internet access where we’re staying, I’ll be sure to blog some photos of Big Sky, as well as some excerpts and reflections on what I’m reading.