Author

Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson is the author of the novels “Housekeeping,” “Gilead” and “Home,” as well as the nonfiction works “Mother Country,” “The Death of Adam” and “Absence of Mind.”

“Housekeeping” was included in The New York Times “Books of the Century” and listed as one of the 100 greatest novels of all time by the Guardian Observer (U.K.). “Gilead” won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Robinson currently teaches at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Iowa City.

Writer Marilynne Robinson is known for her exploration of theology in her literary works; in two scenes from her novels, the character Jack Boughton seeks to answer the question: “Are there people who are simply born evil, live evil lives, and then go to hell?”

Nathalie Nelson Parker

Reflective Leadership Grants offer a step back

“The ability to slow down ... allowed me time to listen, explore and be more impactful for the communities I am called to serve.” 

— Nathalie Nelson Parker, Civitas Consulting Group 

Christian leaders from a variety of roles are welcome to apply. The grants provide “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. The application deadline is May 28, 2024.

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