Reconciliation Requires Repentance

The attempted insurrection last week by white nationalists, many of them claiming allegiance to Christianity, has garnered more and better analysis than I can offer here (find links to some great articles at the end of this post). One thing that struck me as I watched the events unfold last Wednesday, I was struck byContinue reading “Reconciliation Requires Repentance”

#1 – The Christian Imagination by Willie James Jennings (My Top Ten 2020 Reads)

This may be the most important theology book I have read in a long time. If I was to recommend one theology book to pastors and teachers to read right now, it would be this one. Jennings argues the Christian imagination is deficient and he traces the roots of this to the dawn of modernity.Continue reading “#1 – The Christian Imagination by Willie James Jennings (My Top Ten 2020 Reads)”

#5 – The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson (My Top Ten 2020 Reads)

This book is a brilliant work of history. That said, it is not just an epic history of the Great Migration, it is a heart moving and tear jerking tale of amazing people. Wilkerson tells the story of the Great Migration through three who moved from the South to the North: Ida Mae Gladney inContinue reading “#5 – The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson (My Top Ten 2020 Reads)”

#7 – Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi (My Top Ten Reads of 2020)

This book is a brilliant work of history that challenges and changes what you think you know about race and racism. While I purchased this book prior to the national protest that has erupted after the murder of George Floyd, I started reading it right while the protests were heating up. Reading this book thenContinue reading “#7 – Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi (My Top Ten Reads of 2020)”