Tag: T.S. Eliot

The Curse of Gnosticism and the Cure of Play: Why Leisure is Essential for Spiritual Health

Many Christians raised in American evangelicalism struggle to practice leisure. Between the endless needs of a destitute world, our relative material wealth compared with the world’s poor, and an impoverished anthropology that says true Christians must perennially function beyond their human limitations in order to be radically committed to God, the practice of rest is rife with shame. Leisure is tantamount to backsliding.

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