Friday, April 1, 2011
Uniqueness of Place
I have just received a copy of Wendell Berry's The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford. I have had a hard time putting it down. What I like is how Berry deals with Williams' poetry exploring how Williams adapts to and deals with the 'local.' This is important, especially with respect to pastoral ministry and praxis: as pastors how do we adapt to the local cultures of our congregations, investigating and exploring their uniqueness? I wonder, too, what this means when it comes to itineracy: in moving from place to place do we miss the distinct character of place?