On the evening of Sept. 8, the Divinity School's Anglican Episcopal House of Studies hosted poet, priest, scholar, and songwriter Malcolm Guite for a conversation entitled “Voice and Vocation.” Drawing on his poetry, Guite offered reflections on how Christians can clarify their understanding of the vocations to which they are called by God by listening to the voices of others. By paying attention to the voices from the “great cloud of witnesses,” Christians are discipled and formed in particular ways. A video of the lecture is available on iTunes U.
The Reverend Dr. Guite serves as Bye-Fellow and chaplain at Girton College at the University of Cambridge while supervising students in English and theology. He is a scholar of J.R.R. Tolkein, C.S. Lewis, and the British poets, and is also a poet and singer-songwriter. His albums include The Green Man and Dancing through the Fire, and he has published four collections of poetry: Saying the Names (2002), The Magic Apple Tree (2004), Sounding the Seasons: Poetry for the Christian Year (2012), and most recently, The Singing Bowl (2013). His theological works include What Do Christians Believe? and Faith, Hope and Poetry: Theology and the Poetic Imagination.