John Leax

John Leax, now retired, was professor of English and poet-in-residence at Houghton College. He has written a series of essays and poems about engagement with Creation that can be found in his book Out Walking: Reflections on Our Place in the Natural World. He is a member of various societies, including Conference on Christianity and Literature, The Orion Society, and the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, and he is widely published in, among others, Christianity Today, Sojourners, and the Southern Poetry Journal.


Volume 46

Guests on Volume 46: E. Michael Jones, on how horror films combat the assumptions of the Enlightenment; D. G. Hart, on The University Gets Religion: Religious Studies in American Higher Education; Amy & Leon Kass, on training young people to imagine what love looks like; John Leax, on the challenges of wise "caretaking" in a fallen world; Richard Wilbur, on the ways in which words add "articulateness" to experience; Roger Lundin, on Richard Wilbur's commitment to the reality of creation; and Ted Libbey, on the intricate, theologically inspired structure of Bach's B Minor Mass.