The Great Notice-er -- Sightings (Kenneth Woodward)
This post, written by former Newsweek Religion writer Kenneth Woodward, notices the one he calls "The Great Notice-er," Martin Marty. I often repost Marty's columns from his Sightings essays. This month, the University of Chicago Divinity School, sponsor of the Martin Marty Center, is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Martin Marty Center, the publisher of Sightings, and Martin Marty's 90th birthday. I found this essay especially relevant to the person of Martin Marty. I've been reading him for more than thirty years, starting with his columns in the Christian Century. I've also had two opportunities to actually converse with him. Not only did I find him personable, but interested and knowledgeable about things relevant to my own life. He is an amazing man, whose ability to notice is beyond description. Woodward's essay highlights all of this, and invites us to notice the notice-er, and give him his proper due.