My Top 3 Top 10 Lists of 2012

The whole top 10 thing is officially a “thing.” Such lists can be funny, but I really enjoy them. So, without further ado, here are three of particular note. 1. Collin Hansen’s top 10 theology stories of 2012. Hansen has done this for five years now. He has an exceptionally sharp eye for this sort [Read More…]

Interview with Eugene Peterson on Reading Rich Literature

Recently in Manhattan I had the opportunity to sit down with venerable pastor and author Eugene Peterson and interview him. ┬áPeterson has championed a rich reading life on the part of pastors over the years, and I had the chance to talk with him about how to cultivate such a life. ┬áNot everyone will agree [Read More…]

What Kids Are Reading Nowadays, and How it Relates to the Greatest Commandment

Ninth-12th Grade 1. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Harper Lee2. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”3. “Of Mice and Men,” John Steinbeck4. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”5. “A Child Called ‘It,’ ” Dave Pelzer –Source, Seattle Times This selection is part of a larger list that you can read at the link above. Here are [Read More…]

What I Am Reading Now: Or, This Is What Happens When Your Buddy “Tags” You

My friend Reid Monaghan “tagged” me to fill out this little survey about reading. I played along. What are you reading on Spring reading days? I do not have Spring reading days. Currently I am reading various works of Jonathan Edwards for my class on the same. “Heaven Is a World of Love” was recently [Read More…]