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How Books and Beauty Can Make Us Wise (In Person ONLY)

Brett McCracken

    • Wednesday, February 9, 2022
    • 9:30–10:20 a.m. Pacific
  • Sutherland Auditorium
  • Hosted By: Spiritual Development
  • Open to: Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Parents, Staff, Students

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.

By common grace, wisdom can be gained even by things produced by fallen humans. Hence, books and the arts can be rich and nourishing sources in our wisdom diet. However, because they are creations of fallible humans, we need to exercise discernment in how we read books and encounter the arts. We need to be critical readers, thinkers, and appreciators—able to celebrate truth and reject falsehood wherever it appears (sometimes in the same work).


Brett McCracken

Brett McCracken is a senior editor and director of communications at The Gospel Coalition. He is the author of The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth WorldUncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian CommunityGray Matters: Navigating the Space Between Legalism and Liberty, and Hipster Christianity: When Church and Cool Collide. Brett and his wife, Kira, live in Santa Ana, California, with their two sons. They belong to Southlands Church, and Brett serves as an elder.

Fun fact: I worked at Biola for 9 years (from 2008-2017) and met my wife Kira when we were both on staff in Metzger (she is still on staff in Advancement). We literally bumped into each other in Upper Metzger one day in 2010, and the rest is history. "A marriage made in Metzger," you might say. Now we have two kids going on three (due in April) who have Biola to thank for their existence


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