Recent Reads

College is Worth the Time (and Money): “So here’s the key takeaway: Education gives you choices. Assuming you don’t pile up mountains of debt that constrain your career options (and that outcome is avoidable) or go to a school where just fogging a mirror is good enough to get a diploma, there are not aContinue reading “Recent Reads”

Recent Reads

My Kindle is getting a workout as Junia sleeps a lot, like many newborns.  I enjoy holding her in one arm, and reading the Kindle in my other.  There are loads of free books available on the Kindle, old books that are now public domain.  The Kindle is perfect to hold in one hand, whileContinue reading “Recent Reads”

Recent Reads

I have now been a father for 11 days!  Yet, I have found some time to read!  Actually, holding baby Junia in one arm and a book in the other is quickly becoming my favorite thing. Some of these articles are quite old, I bookmarked them before Junia arrived. Do Christianity and Capitalism Clash? –Continue reading “Recent Reads”

Recent Reads

I really appreciated these articles from the Internet Monk blog on “Demythologizing ‘Radical’ Christianity”: part 1 and part 2.  The two  posts are actually comments on Skye Jethani’s posts “Redefining Radical” (part 1 and part 2). Two especially good quotes, first from the second post on Internet Monk, quoting Lutheran Gene Edward Leith on vocation:Continue reading “Recent Reads”

Dismantling Hope in the Powers

I grew up in a church that has an American flag right up front each and every Sunday morning.  On national holidays we would sing anthems to the greatness of the US.  The impression was clear: to be a good Christian is to be strong in support of America. (I should note one thing.  ThatContinue reading “Dismantling Hope in the Powers”

Recent Reads

Facebook killed the church? People in previous generations may have complained about the church, but they still went if nothing else to stay connected to people.  Now? “Millennials are in a different social situation. They don’t need physical locations for social affiliation. They can make dinner plans via text, cell phone call or Facebook. InContinue reading “Recent Reads”

Recent Reads

My friend Zach has started a fun website, check it out and contribute to the discussion: Life in Tandem. Too often pastors make the news for scandal, so it is refreshing to read the story of Francis Chan.  Ironically, part of the reason he left the church was because he becoming a Christian celebrity, butContinue reading “Recent Reads”

Recent Reads – Articles

Students have headed home for the holidays, not to return for three weeks!  As always, I will spend this time in study and preparation for the coming semester.  As part of that study, I may spend a lot of time reading the work of the professors listed as the “Top 40 Blogs by Theology Professors.”Continue reading “Recent Reads – Articles”