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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)
  • Christena Cleveland: Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep us Apart
  • David Wells: God in the Whirlwind: How the Holy-Love of God Reorients our World
  • Thomas Cahill (author of How The Irish Saved Civilization and his Hinges of History Series): Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
  • Scott Cairns (one of the best poets living): Idiot Psalms: New Poems
  • 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)
  • Robert Hilburn: Johnny Cash: The Life
  • Barbara Brown Taylor: Learning to Walk in the Dark (most Recent) and An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith
  • 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
  • NT Wright: Paul and The Faithfulness of God
  • Walter Bruegemann: Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks
  • Michael White and Tom Corcoran: Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost and Making Church Matter
  • Walter Bruegemann: Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now
  • D Stephen Long: Saving Karl Barth
  • John Ortberg: SoulKeeping
  • Charles Marsh: Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (an excellent companion to Eric Metaxas's bio)
  • NT Wright: Surprised by Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues
  • Dallas Willard: The Divine Conspiracy Continued: Fulfilling God's Kingdom on Earth
  • John Howard Yoder: Theology of Mission (taken from lecture notes and recordings)
  • Michael White and Tom Corcoran: Tools for Rebuilding (sequel to Rebuilt by White and Corcoran)
  • Anne Graham Lotz: Wounded by God's People: Discovering How God's Love Heals our Hearts

Currently Listening

  • Passenger ( All The Little Lights (great cd from an emerging artist from the UK)
  • Ellie Holcombe: As Sure as the Sun
  • Philip Phillips: Behind The Light
  • Peter Bradley Adams: Between Us
  • Ben and Ellen Harper: ChildHood Home
  • Coldplay: Ghost Stories
  • Vance Joy: God Loves You When You're Dancing (Great new artist from Australia)
  • Colbie Caillat: Gypsy Heart Side A (
  • 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
  • Foy Vance (great singer songwriter from Northern Ireland): Joy of Nothing
  • Noah Gundersen (great emerging artist from Seattle): Ledges
  • Ingrid Michaelson: Lights Out
  • Over the Rhine: Meet Me at The Edge of the World (one of the best cds of the year)
  • Peter Bradley Adams (EastMountainSouth): Mighty Storms
  • Matrimony: Montibello Memories
  • James Blunt (singer songwriter from Scotland): Moon Landing
  • David Gray: Mutineers (deluxe edition)
  • Natalie Merchant: Natalie Merchant (self-titled return)
  • 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!!!)
  • Need to Breathe: Rivers in the Wasteland
  • Kat Maslich-Bode (from EastMountainSouth): Road of 6
  • Sarah McLachlan: Shine On
  • Ray LaMontagne: SuperNova
  • Conor Oberst: Upside Down Mountain
  • Passenger: Whispers (deluxe edition)
  • Ed Sheeran: X (deluxe edition with FIRE from The Hobbit and other extras)
  • Jason Mraz: Yes!