We finally had a chance to sit down with Calvin Wray, author of the highly anticipated “Letters From The Slippery Slope” to find out more about his new book.
While Wray didn’t offer up much in the way of useful information, our editorial staff were able to piece together a few details from that interview and we are happy to share them with our our readers.
Q: The sub-title of your book – “A Life-Long Creationist Tries To Make Sense Of Evolution. What Could Go Wrong?” – hints at a conflict of sorts. Would you agree?
Q: This project has been almost six years in the making. Why so long?
Wray: When I started this project I hadn’t yet learned to read. So, as you can imagine, the learning curve was quite steep, what with all those CAT – HAT – RAT exercises. But as time went on I started feeling more at home and voila, here we are!
Q: Is this a work of fiction, with bad guys, and intrigue and unrequited love? You know, all that stuff that makes for such a compelling read?
Wray: No. While I DO mention geometry on more than one occasion, there are NO actual love triangles. What I can tell you (spoiler alert) is that there is a plot twist. But none of the main characters died, at least not during the writing of my book.
Q: Are you happy with the end result?
Wray: I’m stoked! My book, will be hitting the streets very soon, and it’s exciting to think that my journey might inspire others to ask the uncomfortable questions and have the courage to consider new answers as they process their faith.
Q: Are you worried that you’ll be labelled a heretic, half-wit, malcontent, subversive, idiotic, or worse – a liberal?
Wray: I answer to almost anything, but as long as people are willing to engage in honest dialogue, I’m prepared to put up with the name-calling. However, I think it’s important to point out that bullying under any circumstance, even on the theological playground, is really sleazy. One thing I learned through this whole process is that questioning ‘why we believe what we believe’ is not the enemy of faith. Fear is the enemy of faith. I also learned that “Theological Playground” is a metaphor. It’s not a real place like a food-court or a dog park.
Q: Will your book be available in print, digitally or both?
Wray: All three!
Letters From The Slippery Slope is now available on Amazon.