Book Review: So Fill Our Imaginations

“If the parables of Jesus…are meant to be ‘destabilizing’…and if they work according to ‘a pattern of orientation, disorientation, and reorientation’…we should be made uncomfortable,” theology professor and occasional preacher Mark Lloyd Taylor remarks in one of the sermons featured in this collection.  As a closing reflection on the parable of the talents, I flaggedContinue reading “Book Review: So Fill Our Imaginations”

Non-Fiction Recommendations

In addition to reading books in print, on my kindle or listening to audio, another way I keep myself reading, is to always be part way into a book. I generally have a fiction and a non-fiction book going at any one time.  Some of my top non-fiction recommendations from my reading this year are: Continue reading “Non-Fiction Recommendations”

Reading Log (May continued…)

Dakota: A Spiritual Geography by Kathleen Norris “Gossip is theology translated into experience. In it we hear great stories of conversion…at it’s deepest level, small town gossip is about how we face matters of life and death.” I’m already a fan of Norris’ work, but this one…wow. As our family prepares for transition to aContinue reading “Reading Log (May continued…)”

Reading Log (May)

The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin “Choice and opportunity were not the uncomplicated gifts most people thought they were.” Recommended by a friend from church, this fictionalized account of an historic event was horrifying and heartening. I had to keep reading to find out how it was going to resolve! Powerful characters and enlightening aboutContinue reading “Reading Log (May)”