From the July/August, 2011 issue of Touchstone
My Water, His Wine by Ralph C. Wood


My Water,
His Wine

A Small Life-Comedy in Four Acts
Ralph C. Wood

The following is drawn from an address I gave at Providence College in Rhode Island, where I occupied the Randall Chair of Christian Culture for 2010–2011. I was surprised when the provost of this Dominican school asked this Baptist from the Deep South to speak at the opening academic convocation. Yet it gave me grateful opportunity to reflect on where I’ve been, where I’ve come, and where I hope to be going. It also enabled me to confess that I have been decisively shaped, as I believe we are all me . . .

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