The Cat and the Toaster

This is a great book I’m reading… this is the second book in a row that I have posted without finishing it.  Nonetheless it is a great read.  I do plan to finish, but I also have school stuff I’m working on now that class has started back that will “distract” me from the real important stuff 🙂   Definitely check it out and let me know what you think.  It is a christian writer talking about the complexity of living and social organisms, and how we can apply Christian principles to address solutions within our society.  Sounds dull when I describe it but he is a great writer and has great insight into Kingdom work.

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Tom Skinner’s “If Christ is the Answer, What are the questions?

 

Sometimes in order to move forward, you have to look back. I am really excited after finding an old copy of Tom Skinner’s book “If Christ is the Answer, What are the Questions?” on Amazon.  Skinner has always been a hero of mine, and was also a family friend. While he is no longer with us, the insight and truth he spoke when it was not popular still has relevance today. In fact as I looked over the table of contents of his book (which was written in 1974) I noticed how many topics are still not easily discussed even now in our time.  It is upon the shoulder’s of people like Tom Skinner that I stand. It is crazy to think that much of what I say now has been said before. It is important to take note of those who have come before us.

Are you familiar with Tom Skinner?

Finding the Groove: Composing A Jazz-Shaped Faith

I want to make sure that you are not sleeping on a great book that is refreshing and also exemplifies freestyle theology at its best, through the use of Jazz as a metaphor for life.  Robert Gelinas’ Finding The Groove: Composing A Jazz-Shaped Faith is one of the most relevant books I have read recently (and I have read plenty)!  It reads like jazz, flowing and improvising on our faith and its implications and praxis for our time.  Buy it through amazon here.