Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Book Is Here

John Shore's new book, Wings on a Pig, is now available in electronic form (a print version is promised in the near future). This is the book project I mentioned a couple months back; it contains the stories of 30 gay Christians (mine made the cut - it starts on page 122) as well as some of Shore's own essays. It's well worth the $10 price tag, and I'd say that even if I weren't a contributor...

1 comment:

Ρωμανός ~ Romanós said...

Sorry, brother, 'cause this has nothing to do with the post. I just stumbled upon your blog by accident, doing some research on one of my favorite actors, Ian Charleson.

What intrigues me is that the name you chose for this blog is Paradoxy, which is a word I thought I made up, or at least gave a new slant on, when I wrote a post at my blog, Cost of Discipleship called 'Paradoxy': http://cost-of-discipleship.blogspot.com/2011/10/paradoxy.html

I guess the other thing is, I like your brief 'about me' identifying yourself as a Christian man who happens to like other men. There's a lot more to this concept than what it is usually reduced to—being gay—and I think there is a hidden labyrinth in history of the dynamic of manly love, of which nearly everyone is ignorant, and which some possibly choose to ignore.

Walt Whitman is the modern apostle of this, and my favorite poet in the English language. I find that it is being a disciple of Jesus that allows me to see and hear Uncle Walt and grasp what he is saying. It's not easy, but nothing real ever is.

Whoever you are, Eugene, I salute you.