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Post by thebreadline » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:19 am

i am currently alternating between "re-imagining preaching" by doug pagitt and "messy spirituality" by mike yaconelli. both books are amazing for different reasons.
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Post by John-Boy » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:20 am

thebreadline wrote:i am currently alternating between "re-imagining preaching" by doug pagitt and "messy spirituality" by mike yaconelli. both books are amazing for different reasons.
What are the reasons? Eh? Why? Eh? Share!!

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Post by PipeAndPint » Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:35 pm

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odyssey wrote:
kendrck wrote:
odyssey wrote:Just finished What Saint Paul Really Said and The Last Word by NT Wright. Still going through The Resurrection of the Son of God by, you guessed it, Bishop Wright!
forget PnP's t-shirts, maybe we need to start a book drive for Odyssey ... things must be very thin over there in the book department :D
Yes, and I'll even give you a list!
I don't think we need to forget PnP's t-shirt needs. Let's support both ministries.
I think it more important to direct benevolent givings to PnP's tobacco supply fund...
Notice how the conversation sort of stops once I bring up this point... :P
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Post by kendrck » Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:59 pm

PipeAndPint wrote:Notice how the conversation sort of stops once I bring up this point... :P
Nobody wants to hear the king beg
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Post by John-Boy » Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:22 pm

kendrck wrote:
PipeAndPint wrote:Notice how the conversation sort of stops once I bring up this point... :P
Nobody wants to hear the king beg
Especially if he's always wearing the same t-shirt.

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Post by thebreadline » Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:39 pm

John-Boy wrote:
thebreadline wrote:i am currently alternating between "re-imagining preaching" by doug pagitt and "messy spirituality" by mike yaconelli. both books are amazing for different reasons.
What are the reasons? Eh? Why? Eh? Share!!
ok, here it goes...

the preaching book is amazing because pagitt suggests a move toward the older "dialouge" style of teaching the word, rather than the current standard of "speaching." after one or two attempts, it connects with the emerging folks WAY better.

"messy spirituality" is a short book that is perhaps the most liberating and clear look at grace and our place in it that i have ever read. stop reading this, get in your vehicle, and go buy it.
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Post by reformedsmoker » Sat Feb 11, 2006 4:31 pm

i am currently reading "Heaven Taken by Storm" by thomas watson and i am really just soaking it up. one of those books that i'm trying not to read too quickly! i'm also reading c.s. lewis' autobiography "suprised by joy" and i'm enjoying that as well. i love biographies and autobiographies.
i just finished John Frame's Doctrine of God (whew that was a big read) and the chronicles of narnia over christmas break.
my problem is that i don't have enough hours in the day to read, work, eat, sleep, play with wife and baby, and smoke a pipe, and work out (i'm training for a triathlon) and enjoy quiet time with God. i can't wait for heaven, when time will never be a problem because we will never run out of it!

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Post by not_overly_righteous » Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:59 pm

I've been reading:
Robert Jenson: Systematic Theology (vol. 2)
Richard Gaillardetz: Teaching with Authority - A Theology of the Magisterium in the Church
J.R.R. Tolkein: The Silmarillion

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Post by Jeff » Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:43 pm

For classes:
Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations
Robert Wuthnow's Restructuring of American Religion
Brand & Chaplain's Art & Soul: Signposts for Christians in the Arts
Johnston's Useless Beauty: Ecclesiastes through the lens of contemporary film
The Quiet Hand of God: Faith-based activism and the public role of mainline protestantism
Stephen Hart's What does the Lord Require: How American Christians think about economic justice
and many many others! Ughh! :wink: But, they are really great texts despite the fact that I have little time to do much else with my life at the moment.

For myself:
Dostoyevsky's The Idiot
Jim Harrison's The Road Home
Elie Wiesel's Night

The funny thing is that I've been juggling tons of texts for some time now, so it doesn't seem overwhelming. Though, to look at the list, it seems like quite a bit, especially considering that the upper list will change next week as more texts will be assigned. Ah, academia. What a life, indeed.

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Post by PipeAndPint » Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:26 pm

John-Boy wrote:
kendrck wrote:
PipeAndPint wrote:Notice how the conversation sort of stops once I bring up this point... :P
Nobody wants to hear the king beg
Especially if he's always wearing the same t-shirt.
I only wish I knew where that shirt was.. it's prolly sitting alone in some bus stop, forlornly looking this way and that for some sign of home...
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Post by Jeff » Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:23 am

Add to that list The Marx-Engels Reader

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Post by SinisterHand » Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:35 pm

Everyone should read Taming A Liger. It is a book of short devotions that all tie in to the movie Napolian Dynomite.
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Post by thebreadline » Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:44 pm

SinisterHand wrote:Everyone should read Taming A Liger. It is a book of short devotions that all tie in to the movie Napolian Dynomite.
oh man... why is this trend so popular? not napoleon- that movie is amazing. i mean the writing of "devotions" for whatever is trendy. it's weird to me, and i'm a youth pastor!
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Post by isaac » Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:07 pm

Right now... SLOWLY reading "There Were Two Trees in the Garden" by Rick Joyner.

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Post by Jeff » Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:05 am

Wow, I just started reading a text published by a prof. of mine that is fantastic, The Films of Krzysztof Kieslowski: The liminal image. It's subject is the work of the Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski. If you haven't seen his incredible series The Decalogue it's certainly worth the ten hours it will take you to watch it. It's abstract and difficult, but very worth it in the end. I just watched Bleu a week ago, and the depth and breadth of its exploration of the human experience of grief is truly amazing. Check out the latter movie if you get a chance and should you feel the need to explore some of the deeper meanings of the work, check out the book above.

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Post by dennisthemenace » Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:31 am

LOCKED ROOMS by Laurie R. King. A Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes mystery.
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Post by SinisterHand » Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:57 pm

Just finished The Great Divorce and started The Problem With Pain. Both C.S. Lewis. I vowed to make it through all of his works by the end of this year but I haven't got to read a lot lately.
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Post by dennisthemenace » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:47 am

Current book: [If a Dog's Prayers Were Answered] BONES WOULD RAIN FROM THE SKY (Deepening Our Relationships With Dogs) by Suzanne Clothier. The title is taken from a Turkish Proverb.
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Post by PipeAndPint » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:12 am

Tell the Truth by Will Metzgar. It's a book on personal evangelism from a Reformed perpspective (no, that's not an oxymoron).
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Post by Jeff » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:26 am

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Love by Marshall Rosenberg --- An Outstanding book!!

Also, Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

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