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Poet Christian Wiman: Getting Glimpses Of God

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Former editor of Poetry magazine Christian Wiman struggles, like many of us, to make sense of suffering and faith. His struggle is poetic:

God goes belonging to every riven thing.

He’s made the things that bring him near,

made the mind that makes him go.

A part of what man knows,

apart from what man knows,

God goes belonging to every riven thing he’s made.

In the following interview with Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, Wiman discusses his faith journey, his poetry and finding Christ in suffering.

Elise Hilton Communications Specialist at Acton Institute. M.A. in World Religions.