Some Advice about Harper Lee’s new work: “Go, READ A Watchman”

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Six years ago, around the 50th Anniversary of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, I wrote a collection of reflections about the characters of Lee’s novel titled The Mockingbird Parables… It was not an academic reading of her novel – more a celebration of the qualities her rich stories have to teach us about courage, compassion, […]

Mockingbird Monday: Lee’s Novel Reminds us that Courage is a choice

On Memorial Daywe take moments to celebratethose people who have demonstrated tremendous acts of self-sacrifice and courage. In honorof the national holiday I thought it would be good to focus on “The Parable of AtticusFinch” and meditate onthe realities ofhow courage really happens: “At this point in the novel, with the Tom Robinson trial on […]

Mockingbird Monday: Atticus Finch, the “loser” hero (a blog from Christianity Today).

As I began writing this week’s Mockingbird Monday post, I was in the midst of piecing together my thoughts about how Atticus Finch’s convictions (more than the possible outcomes of his choices) truly shapehisdecisions. I have been gathering some of the leadership qualitiesthat can be taken fromHarper Lee’s story for an upcoming event. But as […]