The Scandal of Reading | An Introduction

Professor Jessica Hooten Wilson is joined by Claude Atcho and Austin Carty to discuss the purpose and future of the podcast. Why should we be reading and thinking about great fiction? What are the questions we get about reading fiction? How’ll the podcast change to bring people into this community? Join us for this podcast and be a part of the Scandal of Reading!

Works referenced:

  • Moses, Man of the Mountain by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
  • The Pastor’s Bookshelf: Why Reading Matters for Ministry by Austin Carty
  • Reading Black Books: How African American Literature Can Make Our Faith More Whole and Just by Claude Atcho
  • Blue Light Jazz by Donald Miller
  • Go Tell It on the Mountains by James Baldwin

Information on Host:

Jessica Hooten Wilson is a Senior Fellow at Trinity Forum, the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University, and the author of several books, including The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary SaintsLearning the Good Life: From the Great Hearts and Minds that Came Before, and Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov

Learn more about Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson: https://jessicahootenwilson.com/

Information on Guests:

Claude Atcho was a church planter and adjunct English professor in Boston, Massachusetts and currently serves as a senior pastor at Church of the Resurrection in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Learn more about Claude Atcho: https://www.claudeatcho.com/

Read his book: https://www.amazon.com/Reading-Black-Books-American-Literature/dp/1587435292.

Austin Carty was a former high school English teacher and currently serves as a senior pastor at Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson, South Carolina and author of The Pastor’s Bookshelf: Why Reading Matters for Ministry.

Follow Austin Carty’s Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/revaustincarty

Read his book: https://www.amazon.com/Pastors-Bookshelf-Reading-Matters-Ministry/dp/0802879101