As a follow up to Sunday’s message on Marriage, here are three resources that shaped my reflections:
· Mardi Keyes, “Marriage: Is There a Place Between Cynicism and Idolatry?” – cultural and theological reflection on the state of marriage in the U.S.
· Gary & Betsy Ricucci, Love that Lasts – a practical book on how to promote a godly marriage.
· Kostenberger, God, Marriage and Family – a biblical treatment of marriage and family, more textual and less practical.
Contrary to high Amazon ratings, Douglass Groothius writes a not-so-favorable review of Frank Schaeffer’s memoir Crazy for God.
Here is a sundry list of things I read that made a particular impression on me this year. They were not all published this year. They are not necessarily my favorites, and they include fiction, non-fiction, previously read, etc. In no particular order…
- Falling Man, Don DeLillo.
- Harrison Bergeron, Curt Vonnegut
- Central Themes in Biblical Theology, ed. Hafemann & House
- Seeing Through Cynicism, Dick Keyes
- Total Church, Chester & Timmis
- Paul: A Fresh Perspective, N. T. Wright
- n + 1. a twice-yearly print journal of politics, literature, and culture.
- How Children Raise Parents, Dan Allender.
- The Moral Vision of the New Testament, Richard Hays
- Disciples of All Nations, Lamin Sanneh
- “Converts or Proselytes?: The Crisis Over Conversion in the Early Church,” Andrew Walls IBMR 28
- “Anaesthetic Ideology,” Mark Greif n+1 vol. 5
- “Things I Wish I Had Known When I Planted My Church,” Next Wave
I will be taking a break from blogging this week, but will resume on Monday. I might have a guest blogger or two. In the meantime, check out some of the blogs listed on the right. Or consider buying a copy of Seeing Through Cynicism and let me know what you think.
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