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Currently Reading

  • Selected by Renovare editors Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Phyllis Tickle and Richard Rohr: 25 Books Every Christian Should Read
  • Aaron T. Smith: A Theology of the Third Article: Karl Barth and The Spirit of the Word
  • Molly Worthen: Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism
  • Stanley Hauerwas: Approaching the End: Eschatological Reflections on Church, Politics and Life (read my blog review)
  • Daniel Taylor: Creating a Spiritual Legacy: How to Share Your Stories, Values and Wisdom
  • JI Packer: Finishing our Course with Joy: Guidance from God for Engaging with Aging
  • David Wells: God in the Whirlwind: How the Holy-Love of God Reorients our World
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer: God is On the Cross: Reflections on Lent and Easter
  • Alister McGrath (I highly recommend his recent biography of CS Lewis entitled "C. S. Lewis - A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet"): If I Had Lunch with CS Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of CS Lewis on the Meaning of Life
  • edited by Richard Burnett with a contribution from myself and many others of greater reputation and import: Introducing The Westminster Handbook to Karl Barth (newly published by WJKP)
  • Dallas Willard with John Ortberg (Willard's 'last book' based on lectures/conversations at Westmont): Living in Christ's Presence: Final Words on Heaven and the Kingdom of God
  • Grahm Tomlin (author of The Provocative Church, Spiritual Fitness and The Seven Deadly Sins & How to Overcome Them): Looking through The Cross (The Archbishop of Canterbury Lent Book Commissioned for 2014)
  • Edited by Jason Byassee and L. ROger Owens with contributions by Anthony Robinson, Will Willimon, and others: Pastoral Work: Engagements with the Vision of Eugene Peterson
  • NT Wright: Paul and The Faithfulness of God
  • Andy Crouch: Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power (one of the best and honest Christian books written on "power")
  • Walter Bruegemann: Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks
  • Walter Bruegemann: Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now
  • D Stephen Long: Saving Karl Barth
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer [from the new edition of Bonhoeffer works] ed by Clifford Green and Michael DeJonge: The Bonhoeffer Reader (Fortress Press)
  • F. Dale Bruner (author of one of the best commentaries on Matthew): The Gospel of John: A Commentary
  • John Howard Yoder: Theology of Mission (taken from lecture notes and recordings)
  • Tim Keller: Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

Currently Listening

  • T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars: A Place at the Table (Soundtrack to Documentary on Hunger in the USA)
  • Passenger (http://passengermusic.com/): All The Little Lights (great cd from an emerging artist from the UK)
  • Peter Bradley Adams: Between Us
  • Tired Pony: Ghost of the Mountain
  • Vance Joy: God Loves You When You're Dancing (Great new artist from Australia)
  • Bruce Springsteen: High Hopes with some great old songs redone like The Ghost of Tom Joad and American Skin [41 Shots] and Some great new songs like High Hopes, Heaven's Wall, This is Your Sword and The Wall
  • T Bone Burnett with Cast: Inside Llewyn Davis Soundtrack
  • Foy Vance (great singer songwriter from Northern Ireland): Joy of Nothing
  • Noah Gundersen (great emerging artist from Seattle): Ledges
  • Over the Rhine: Meet Me at The Edge of the World (one of the best cds of the year)
  • Civil Wars, Shawn Mullins, Buddy Miller, Mat Kearney, EmmyLou Harris and others: MercyLand: Hymns for the Rest of Us (produced by Phil Madeira)
  • Peter Bradley Adams (EastMountainSouth): Mighty Storms
  • James Blunt (singer songwriter from Scotland): Moon Landing
  • Clannad (one of the greatest traditional Irish/Celtic Groups): Nadur
  • Johnny Cash: Out Among the Stars (the Lost Johnny Cash recording when he was dropped from Columbia Records)
  • James Vincent McMorrow (singer songwriter from Ireland): Post-Tropical
  • Brian Moss: Prayerbook #1 and #2 New Songs Inspired by The Psalms 1-30 (I cannot recommend these more highly!!!)
  • Kat Maslich-Bode (from EastMountainSouth): Road of 6
  • The Lone Below: The Lone Below
  • Check out their song "Change"
    Churchill: The War Within
  • The Wild Feathers: The Wild Feathers