Back when I first started blogging I shared my favorite links each week in a post titled Fortuitous Bouncing. How many of you remember those days? Life has gotten busier and I don’t have the time to put together a great list each week, but every few months I’ll put together a post highlighting what I’ve been reading, watching, and listening to (here’s the last one from December).
- Facing Leviathan: I had the privilege of reading and endorsing this book at the end of last year. It released a month ago. Because Mark lives in Australia he might not get the recognition he deserves. I read about leadership quite a bit, and this book is the best thing I’ve read on the subject of leadership in many years.
- Bonhoeffer: I won’t say much about this here because I have some posts on it starting next week. You’ll have to wait and see. I’m excited to share them with you.
- Jesus Feminist: I’ve already put my cards on the table about my perspective on feminism, so I won’t share that here. Sarah Bessey is a top-notch writer, especially because she’s inclusive. It’s hard to read her and not want to join her. With that said, my biggest struggle with Christian feminism and this book is that it’s too inclusive. Meaning, those who espouse to Christian feminism want so badly to be accepted that they have nothing to distinguish their perspective other than what they are against.
- The In-Between: My friend Jeff is more prolific as a writer than anyone I know. He’s incredibly disciplined, so much so that only a few weeks after releasing his first book, he started on this one. He touches on a subject many struggling with: waiting. I think you’ll find this helpful if you struggle with patience, silence, or waiting.
- Jared Wilson on unity, division, and the truth. “Division begins with the departure from the truth.” As I studied unity for a message I gave a few weeks back this was the most surprising piece. Unity is formed not just by behavior, but also belief.
- I’ve been listening to podcasts on some of my commutes to work, and one of my favorites is the new Christ and Pop Culture Podcast. A few weeks back the podcast touched on the subject of patriarchy and I thought they had a great take on the subject.
- Brett McCracken on ego and influence. This is a must read.
- Must art be evangelistic to be Christian? A worthy question.
- Page CXVI (Lent to Maundy Thursday): This is a wonderful addition to a band that continues to push the envelope of how traditional hymns to speak to modern culture.
- Sleeping at Last (Land EP): Nothing Ryan puts out ever disappoints.
What have you been feasting on?