December 27, 2005


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In 2006, Books and Culture plans to focus on this question: “How can followers of Christ be a counterculture for the common good?” To that end, they’ve asked a number of writers to contribute articles answering this question.

The first response is Lauren Winner‘s “Sleep Therapy.” While I don’t agree with everything she says — not least what she says about the death penalty — her response is worth reading. Her answer to the question: Sleep more. Sound strange?


The unarguable demands that our bodies make for sleep are a good reminder that we are mere creatures, not the Creator. For it is God and God alone who “neither slumbers nor sleeps.” 


to sleep, long and soundly, is to place our trust not in our own strength and hard work, but in him without whom we labor in vain. 

It’s an article worth meditating on. Or sleeping on perhaps. It’s also a reminder (as if I needed it) that I need to go to bed earlier.

Posted by John Barach @ 7:12 pm | Discuss (0)

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