I grew up listening to Christian music. One of the most incredible songwriters I have ever heard was Michael Card. His albums that developed out of his reading of the Old Testament were some of the most incredible songs every written in my opinion.
He has turned that gift for song writing into a gift for writing. With IVPress, he is developing a series of books called The Biblical Imagination Series. Each book in the series will explore the bridge between the heart and mind, what Card calls the imagination. Imagination is “the means by which the Spirit begins to undo what was disintegrated by the Fall. When we allow our imaginations to be recaptured by the Holy Spirit, the facts we know in our heads come to life in our hearts.”
If we are to take our place alongside the disciples as people who understand the deep things of God that have been entrusted to his church, his children must learn what it means to read, to perceive, and to understand the Bible with their imagination.
Card takes his cue from his mentor at Western Kentucky University, William Lane. William Lane was professor of Religious Studies at Western Kentucky University for fifteen years, during the period of Card’s studies. Lane also taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Seattle Pacific University. He earned degrees from Gordon Divinity School, Westminster Theological Seminary and Harvard University.Continue Reading …