The Bible Tells Me So

I just finished reading Peter Enns’ book, The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It. It was an easy, enjoyable read. I have rarely (okay never) read a book covering biblical history and biblical interpretation that has actually made me laugh out loud. You would have thought I…

The Blue Parakeet

The book, The Blue Parakeet by Scott McKnight has provided grounding to the many fluttering ideas and conclusions in my mind on this topic. A thoroughly enjoyable, readable, and thought-provoking book on the topic of how to read and apply the Bible (hermeneutics). My personal take away: • Read the Bible as a story to…

Five Essentials of Leadership

I recently finished reading Andy Stanley’s book, Next Generation Leader: Five Essentials for those who will Shape the Future.  It was a short and easy read with plenty of practical wisdom for those leading churches and other organizations.  I want to touch briefly on the five sections of the book.  Each section is one of…

A Story

Two middle-aged men meet in an inn in a small, unremarkable village.  They embrace, their heavy, solid hands slapping each others’ broad backs affectionately.  They kiss twice, on each cheek.  They sit and eat, hunching over the shared table in a conspiratorial way.  They are like two old lions, warriors who’ve fought many battles but…

Raising a Modern Day Knight

Robert Lewis’ book, Raising a Modern Day Night, has given me a vision and passion for raising my son with intentionality, purpose, and substance.  Luke is only three years old at the time of this reading but it has already got me excited about teaching him what it means to be a man.  Let me…

ReJesus by Frost and Hirsch

The book ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church, is by leading thinkers and scholars in missional theology and the emergent church (which emphasizes the mission of God as the primary purpose of the church and openly questions the theology and practice of the church today, mainly in the West) Michael Frost and Alan…

“Bonhoeffer” by Eric Metaxas

I don’t remember the last time I read 550 pages in one week. The book that grabbed me this Christmas and didn’t let me go until it was over was entitled Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas. It is a biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer who was a Lutheran pastor and theologian in the…