Sarah Hinlicky Wilson Stories

For people who need good fiction and good theology—at the same time!

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2 days ago


Welcome to Season 1 of Sarah Hinlicky Wilson Stories!
Today's story is "Right Answer" from Pearly Gates: Parables from the Final Threshold. Plus, I talk about what it's like to overdose on Flannery O'Connor, but also how much her views on the church resonate with me. And here's the lecture I gave about her, "Whose Flannery?"
Get yourself a paper copy from Thornbush Press or the complete audiobook without waiting!
And if you, too, need good fiction and good theology at the same time, please support me on Patreon!

Pearly Gates #14: I Repent

Sunday Sep 24, 2023

Sunday Sep 24, 2023


Welcome to Season 1 of Sarah Hinlicky Wilson Stories!
Today's story is "I Repent" from Pearly Gates: Parables from the Final Threshold. Plus, I discuss my first unhappy encounter with Flannery O'Connor, and how I came around years later to her stories about being hammered by grace.
Get yourself a paper copy from Thornbush Press or the complete audiobook without waiting!
And if you, too, need good fiction and good theology at the same time, please support me on Patreon!

Pearly Gates #13: Tiny

Sunday Sep 17, 2023

Sunday Sep 17, 2023


Welcome to Season 1 of Sarah Hinlicky Wilson Stories!
Today's story is "Tiny" from Pearly Gates: Parables from the Final Threshold. Plus, I talk about Augustine's answer to whether we will all be the exact same height as Jesus when we are raised from the dead.
Get yourself a paper copy from Thornbush Press or the complete audiobook without waiting!
And if you, too, need good fiction and good theology at the same time, please support me on Patreon!

Sunday Sep 10, 2023


Welcome to Season 1 of Sarah Hinlicky Wilson Stories!
Today's story is "Do Not Hinder Them" from Pearly Gates: Parables from the Final Threshold. Plus, I talk about St. Augustine's speculations about the resurrection bodies of children who died in the womb or as infants.
Get yourself a paper copy from Thornbush Press or the complete audiobook without waiting!
And if you, too, need good fiction and good theology at the same time, please support me on Patreon!

Sunday Sep 03, 2023


Welcome to Season 1 of Sarah Hinlicky Wilson Stories!
Today's story is "Too Many Gates" from Pearly Gates: Parables from the Final Threshold. Plus, I reveal a less elevated source of these stories—namely, the St.-Peter-at-the-gates-of-heaven joke—and its origin in Revelation 21.
Get yourself a paper copy from Thornbush Press or the complete audiobook without waiting!
And if you, too, need good fiction and good theology at the same time, please support me on Patreon!

Pearly Gates #10: Hidden

Sunday Aug 27, 2023

Sunday Aug 27, 2023


Welcome to Season 1 of Sarah Hinlicky Wilson Stories!
Today's story is "Hidden" from Pearly Gates: Parables from the Final Threshold. Plus, a little about my recent trip to Australia and training in an Australian accent for the titular story of my next book, Wandering Stars and Other Stories, due out later this year!
Get yourself a paper copy of Pearly Gates from Thornbush Press or the complete audiobook without waiting!
And if you, too, need good fiction and good theology at the same time, please support me on Patreon!

Pearly Gates #9: Two by Two

Sunday Aug 20, 2023

Sunday Aug 20, 2023


Welcome to Season 1 of Sarah Hinlicky Wilson Stories!
Today's story is "Two by Two" from Pearly Gates: Parables from the Final Threshold. Plus, I discuss how advertising my work as "Christian Fiction" earned me my first one-star review of Pearly Gates!
Get yourself a paper copy from Thornbush Press or the complete audiobook without waiting!
And if you, too, need good fiction and good theology at the same time, please support me on Patreon!

Pearly Gates #8: Shout

Sunday Aug 13, 2023

Sunday Aug 13, 2023


Welcome to Season 1 of Sarah Hinlicky Wilson Stories!
Today's story is "Shout" from Pearly Gates: Parables from the Final Threshold. Plus, I discuss where I deliberately diverge from C. S. Lewis's The Great Divorce, and why at least today's short story has more in common with his novel Till We Have Faces.
Get yourself a paper copy from Thornbush Press or the complete audiobook without waiting!
And if you, too, need good fiction and good theology at the same time, please support me on Patreon!

Sunday Aug 06, 2023


Welcome to Season 1 of Sarah Hinlicky Wilson Stories!
Today's story is "Accumulation" from Pearly Gates: Parables from the Final Threshold. Plus, I explore what Pearly Gates has in common with C. S. Lewis's The Great Divorce.
Get yourself a paper copy from Thornbush Press or the complete audiobook without waiting!
And if you, too, need good fiction and good theology at the same time, please support me on Patreon!

Pearly Gates #6: Which?

Sunday Jul 30, 2023

Sunday Jul 30, 2023


Welcome to Season 1 of Sarah Hinlicky Wilson Stories!
Today's story is "Which?" from Pearly Gates: Parables from the Final Threshold. Plus, I explain just what the podcast logo is supposed to mean!
Get yourself a paper copy from Thornbush Press or the complete audiobook without waiting!
And if you, too, need good fiction and good theology at the same time, please support me on Patreon!

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Good Fiction, Good Theology

I've been reading and writing stories as long as I can remember. When I was little I didn't make the conscious connection between my favorite storytellers—George MacDonald, Madeleine L'Engle, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis—and their Christian faith. But once I became an adult and found a vocation in theology, it all added up. All the more so when I added Dorothy L. Sayers and Flannery O'Connor to the mix! Now I find I can't do theology without thinking how it might take fictional form, any more than I can tell a story without it being leavened and illumined by matters of faith. If you, too, need good fiction and good theology at the same time, this podcast is for you.

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