Some Things I’m Reading Right Now

First I tweeted this and then I got the idea to share a short post on some things I'm reading lately. As for books, I just finished the brilliant Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance. I highly recommend it. I did the audiobook version. Now I'm onto another audio book, this time, Churchill, A Life by Martin Gilbert. This last year I've picked up audiobooks in earnest, listening on my commute, long drives, and my daily walks (yes, I sound like an old man, but what can I say?). Audiobooks allow me to consume even more material and are a way to hear the text in a fresh way. I'm also reading--physically reading--two other books. First, I'm making my way again through Orthodoxy by GK Chesterton. I love this book. He is so adept at pointing out the paradoxes of Christianity and setting Christianity over and against its critics in a way that is...

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My New Project on Human Dignity

I'm pleased to announce that I've just signed a contract for my next book project. I'm pleased to be working with The Good Book Company on a book on human dignity. I'm deeply grateful for my agent, Erik Wolgemuth and for The Good Book Company for believing in this idea. I've been impressed with TGBC, both in the quality resources they publish and in their great interest in this project. It's an honor, not a right, to have a publisher willing to publish my work. The issues of human dignity have captured my attention for a while. I've been writing on this theme for some time. I believe that the Christian story offers something unique to the world: this idea that every human being was created in the image of God. In this book. I plan to explain, for a lay audience, what the imago dei means and then to help...

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Evangelism After the Bible Belt: Why Sharing Christ is Both Easier and Harder in a Post-Christian culture

Evangelism is the one topic that is guaranteed to get the most amens in church and yet produces the most fear and guilt in those of us called to share the good news of the gospel. And today, in an increasingly post-Christian culture, the job of fulfilling the Great Commission seems more impossible than it was a generation ago. But there is good news for Christians: the same Holy Spirit who empowered the first century church and breathed life into every generation of the Church since is still active today. God is not surprised by your Muslim neighbors, your gay coworkers, and your stubbornly atheist sibling. And he is calling you to be the very announcement of the gospel to them. So how do we do this? Three things must happen to a follower of Jesus to motivate him to become a bearer of good news in his circle of influence: 1)...

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The Way Home featuring Leslie Leyland Fields

Many of the narratives in the gospels center around water. Leslie Leyland Fields shares with us why that is important. Leslie is an author and editor. She and her family live in Kodak Island, Alaska where their commercial fishing business helps them better relate to the Jesus who both walked on and calmed the water. Leslie talks to me about why water matters to the gospel story, about her own journey with forgiveness, and why parenting is not what we think it is. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @leslielfields Website: leslieleylandfields.com Book: Crossing the Waters: Following Jesus through the Storms, the Fish, the Doubt, and the Seas ...

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