Worldsinger

In Brandon Sanderson’s book The Way of Kings, he creates the idea of worldsinger, a seasoned traveler who spreads knowledge of civilizations, peoples and cultures. Through the dissemination of new ideas, peace is achieved.

I love this idea, so much so that I want it to be a focus of this blog–with some modifications.

Although the worldsinger in the book denied being a bard or storyteller, I want to emphasize stories because I believe they have the power to reveals truths. Secondly, I want to use knowledge of the world to show more about who God is. I hope to share stories and snapshots of languages and cultures I know well in addition to ones I am discovering. God made a beautiful world to explore, and I believe He leaves us signs of His presence to help us know Him better.

“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out to him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.” (Acts 17:24-27)

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