Testimonies: The Stories of the Christian Life. Looking Before and After
"Looking Before and After" The theme of the first lecture is retrospection and prospection: looking back into the past in order to make sense of experience and projecting oneself forward into a future. The faculties of memory and imagination are crucial to the Christian life, but individual Christians, and Christian communities of faith, do not think often enough about the disciplines and virtues necessary to th e proper exercise of those faculties.
Jacobs, Alan, "Testimonies: The Stories of the Christian Life. Looking Before and After" (2006). Henry Stob Lectures. 44.