Admitting that there are strangenesses in myself, in God and in other people, how can we practically work out better ways of becoming, as one theologian put it, “the kinds of selves who live in harmony with others”? Among others, pirates – with their “short and merry lives” – may hold some clues to better engaging “the other.”
Kester Brewin is a part-time teacher, freelance writer and author. His first book, The Complex Christ, was hailed as one of the most important texts on the emerging church movement. His latest, Other: Loving Self, God and Neighbour in a World of Fractures has been described as “a work of rare beauty”.