Crime Fiction and Gospel Conviction

RED HARVEST: Crime Fiction and Gospel Conviction

Crime fiction, in its varied forms, both illuminates and counterpoints the Gospel. Crime fiction correctly presents and analyzes the sinful human condition, even where its conclusions are horribly wrong. And, in crime fiction as nowhere else, the law is most definitely the Law: God did not get after Cain for shoplifting.

Beginning on Sunday, November 25, join Jack Sharman for four weeks of dark human hearts and blazing Gospel light, interspersed with mayhem, Saint Augustine, detectives, 1930s pulp novels, and the overlooked theological punch from the opening line of The Postman Always Rings Twice: “They threw me off the hay truck about noon.”

Note: The class meets on November 25, and December 9, 16, and 23 – skipping December 2.