The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is a book that has rapidly become mandatory reading for anyone interested in issues of justice in America. I’m just a chapter in and am already impressed by Michelle Alexander’s ability to paint a complicated picture with gripping clarity. Pastor Rich Johnson of Sanctuary … Continue reading Will you read “The New Jim Crow” with us?
An Annotated Bibliography
After the first protests (in person and online) emerged in response to Michael Brown’s killing in Ferguson it was common to hear complaints and confusion about those who protested. I experienced a bit of this misunderstanding and disagreement for some of the things I wrote in the days following the young man’s death. Of course, … Continue reading Protesting in Ferguson: Logical, Normal, & Christian
I’ve asked a few more friends to contribute to my Readers on Reading series. I’ll post them as their answers roll in. ________________________________________ My friend Rich Johnson is the church planter of Sanctuary Columbus Church and a seminary student at North Park Theological Seminary. He also consults churches and Christian organizations on developing a biblical … Continue reading Readers On Reading: Rich Johnson
During the year I collect a list of the books I read and then, in a completely unscientific process, choose the five I most highly recommend to you. This year I read 27 books – a pittance compared to some of your lists, but still enough to make choosing five a small challenge. Previous years’ … Continue reading My 5 Favorite Books of 2012