Theology nerds, you should be reading more fiction. That's what I told The Gospel Coalition in an interview published today. Fiction reading gets a bad rap sometimes because it's made up, and therefore presumed to be untrue. Once you understand that fiction is an attempt to make things up in order to tell the truth, your attitude may change. There are practical benefits, too:
Fiction will give you an appreciation of both storytelling and also the depth of human beings that might actually help you pass down your theology to people who aren't going to sign up for a lifetime of reading Puritan reprints.
If you wonder what I do when I'm not writing about Bibles, not to mention why I do it, this interview will give you some insight. The piece is titled "Christian Artists Tell the Truth About the World". Maybe that should read, they ought to tell the truth. Or ought to try, since we all know it isn't easy sometimes. Enjoy the interview, and let me know what you think.