#2 – Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope by Esau McCaulley (My Top Ten 2020 Reads(

Absolutely brilliant. McCaulley presents here the hope and history of “black ecclesial interpretation.” This is the tradition of reading and preaching found in the black churches since the earliest days of America. One of the challenges McCaulley puts forth in the beginning is the pull from one side to leave the Bible and Christianity behind,Continue reading “#2 – Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope by Esau McCaulley (My Top Ten 2020 Reads(“

Recent Reads: Natural Theology, Religion, The Modern World,and More

I suppose reading is like exercise: the more you do, the better you get. It also helps to barely watch TV. All that to say, I feel like I’ve already read a lot of books this year. Here are a few, with links to my Goodreads reviews: Rebecca’s Children: Judaism and Christianity in the RomanContinue reading “Recent Reads: Natural Theology, Religion, The Modern World,and More”

#32 – Jesus and the Victory of God by NT Wright (My 100 Favorite Books)

This is the second day in a row an NT Wright book makes the list.  Yesterday I listed one of his more recent works, his magnum opus on Paul.  Today is probably the work that truly impacted my reading of the Gospels more than any other.  I read this book right after finishing seminary inContinue reading “#32 – Jesus and the Victory of God by NT Wright (My 100 Favorite Books)”

#33 – Paul and the Faithfulness of God by NT Wright (My Top 100 Books)

NT Wright is one of my favorite writers and his work has influenced me more than nearly any other theologian/bible scholar.  He has written extensively on both Jesus and Paul.  This is perhaps his magnum opus on Paul – two volumes clocking in at about 1500 pages.  The good thing is that Wright is notContinue reading “#33 – Paul and the Faithfulness of God by NT Wright (My Top 100 Books)”

Paul and the Faithfulness of God (Review)

It is probably not surprising for a thirty-something pastor type of an evangelical background proclaim his enjoyment of NT Wright’s dozens of books.  Like many in my profession, NT Wright is one of my favorite writers.  His work has done more to shape my understanding of Jesus and Paul then that of any other writerContinue reading “Paul and the Faithfulness of God (Review)”

The Best Books I Read This Year

I read a good many books this year, not as many as in previous years but I suppose that comes with parenting.  Here is a list of my favorite reads in 2012.  Note, these are not all new books that came out in 2012, they are books I read in 2012. War and Peace byContinue reading “The Best Books I Read This Year”