About each month, the Thad's community collectively reads a book of the Lead Ministers choosing. As our new Lead Minister, Jon Dephouse's first choice was My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer by Christian Wiman:
Witten in the wake of falling in love and learning to live with incurable cancer, well known poet and editor of poetry magazine writes a stunning meditation on what a viable contemporary faith―responsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious tradition―might look like. Joyful, sorrowful, and beautifully written, it is destined to become a spiritual classic and useful to anyone whose experience of life and art seems at times to overbrim its boundaries. How do we answer this "burn of being"? Wiman asks. What might it mean for our lives―and for our deaths―if we acknowledge the "insistent, persistent ghost" that some of us call God?