Why Christians Should Read Fiction


Should Christians read fiction? What value exists in this exercise and what does it have to do with our spiritual formation? Watch today’s Seven Minute Seminary from English Professor Dr. David Grubbs as he shares some of the theological and practical reasons for why Christians should take up reading more works of fiction.

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Dr. David Grubbs is Assistant Professor of English at Houston Baptist University, a regular host and panelist on the Christian Humanist Podcast, as well as a regular interviewer on the Christian Humanist Profiles podcast (available on iTunes U). His doctoral dissertation reads the Creation Song in Beowulf within the patristic and early medieval Christian apologetic tradition, in order to shed light on the ethnic and religious identities of Beowulf’s characters.