"The foundation has been laid. The garden has been planted. The musical score is written. The principalities and powers that kept us in exile have been defeated; they need reminding of this, and we need reminding of it too, but it is a fact -- if it isn't, the cross was a failure. Our task is now to build the house, to tend the garden, to play the score. The human race has been in exile; exiled from the garden, shut out of the house, bombarded with noise instead of music. Our task is to announce in deed and word that the exile is over, to enact symbols that speak of healing and forgiveness, to act boldly in God's world in the power of the Spirit."

- N.T. Wright
Jared's Bio


Name: Jared Wilson
Hometown: Houston, TX
Place of birth: Brownsville, TX
Family stats: wife, Becky. daughters, Macy and Grace.
Occupation: Pastor of Middletown Springs Community Church in Middletown Springs, Vermont, and author of a few books.
Age: 37
Denomination: non-denom evangelical.
Calvinist or Arminian: Five-Point Calvinist
Eschatology: amil
Favorite quote: "If, thinking of your frailty, you hold yourselves cheap, value yourselves by the price that was paid for you." -- St. Augustine
Favorite movie: CASABLANCA, SEVEN SAMURAI
Favorite book: anything by C.S. Lewis
Nomination for honorary thinkling: My mentor-pastor Mike Ayers
Favorite author: non-fiction -- Lewis; John Piper; N.T. Wright
fiction/poetry -- Lewis; Paul Auster; Chesterton; T.S. Eliot; J.R.R. Tolkien; Stephen King; Mark Twain; Arturo Perez-Reverte; John Updike.
Favorite ice cream flavor: cookies n' cream
Style of music: just about everything, but prefer singer-songwriter stuff regardless of genre
Favorite artist: U2, King's X, Rich Mullins, Charlie Peacock, The Beatles, Caedmon's Call, Galactic Cowboys, Willie Nelson, The 77's, The Lost Dogs, The Raconteurs
First Car: '85 Buick Skylark
Childhood Memory: being made fun of for stuttering
Which muppet most represents me: Kermit or Scooter
Best president: George Washington
Unusual Fact: how about dirty little secret? I am secretly very prideful and hate not to be recognized when I do something well, but I get very embarrassed and feel guilty when someone actually does recognize that I did something well.
Area of Expertise: among humans in general, very little. among the Thinklings, I guess it would be literature and/or film.
Superpower: super-neuroses. heightened sense of grammatical correctness.
Thinkling title: The Hub of the Thinkling Wheel
Nickname: Rod
Thinkling role: The Writer and Critic
Education: B.A. in English. (Minor: Religious Studies)
Last Good Book Read: I read so many there are too many good ones to mention.
Last Good Movie Seen: Captain America