Vocation, Poetry, and Prayer: Ways of Knowing
February 06, 2012 Length: 51:49Scott Cairns, renowned poet and visiting professor at St. Katherine College, explores the similarities and differences between art, vocation, and prayer. Drawing from his own experience as a poet, Cairns describes poetry not primarily as a means of expressing oneself or even helping others, but as a way of seeing and an art of producing objects fit for us to behold. Cairns also calls us to think about vocation not primarily as a way we minister to others, but as a way in which God blesses our lives by giving us meaningful work.
"I have been an AFR listener for years. It helped to lead me out of the chaos that had become my life-long pilgrimage in Anglicanism, and now sustains me and helps me to grow in Orthodoxy."