Thank you Lord for asking me to be a pastor, and thank you for a church that expects me to be a pastor.
Eugene Peterson has been a favorite author for a few years now. Widely known for The Message translation of the Bible, my first exposure to the author and pastor came in grad school when we were assigned Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity. A few pages in and it became apparent that Peterson … Continue reading eugene peterson tells it slant
How long is a year? A few days ago our oldest son counted off the few remaining days until the beginning of a new year and that remaining time seemed both impossibly short and interminably long. We sat around the dinner table that same evening wondering about whether our boys might begin the semester online … Continue reading My Year With Books
Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work, Eugene Peterson (1992). To Be Made Well, Amy Julia Becker (2022). Taking America Back for God, Andrew L. Whitehead and Samuel L. Perry (2020). The King Jesus Gospel, Scot McKnight (2016). Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America, Keisha N. Blain (2021). The Overstory, Richard … Continue reading Reading in 2021
I’m not sure there’s such a thing as a bad year of reading, but if there is, this wasn’t it. I got to review some very interesting books: The 21 (see below), Passionate for Justice, and The Color of Life for The Englewood Review of Books and Whole and Reconciled for Missio Alliance which, along … Continue reading Five Favorite Books from 2019