Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2019«

Biased | Reflections & Notes

July 26, 2019


Jennifer Eberhardt, Ph.D. Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do. Viking, 2019. (340 pages) A journey is called that because you cannot know what you will…do with what you find, or what you find will do to you. – James Baldwin REFLECTIONS My favorite authors are the ones that help […]

The Very Good Gospel | Review & Notes

July 21, 2019


Lisa Sharon Harper. The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right. Waterbrook, 2016. (224 pages) REVIEW I really, really, wanted to like this book. I can only say that I appreciate this book and its overall goal, message, and ethic. But I’m not sure I could recommend it. The “what” of this book is fantastic, […]

What Do They Hear? | Review & Notes

July 11, 2019


Mark Allan Powell. What Do They Hear?: Bridging the Gap Between Pulpit & Pew. Abingdon Press, 2007. (107 pages) REVIEW Leveraging critical literary theory for the homiletical task is a perspective I wish seminaries would emphasize in their curricula. The “contexts” we learned in school were limited to the text itself, and primarily through the theological […]

White Right: Meeting The Enemy | Reflections & Interview Transcript

July 10, 2019


Deeyah Khan ( REFLECTIONS This was a truly astounding work of humanity, and Deeyah Khan is an incredible exemplar of the better angels of our nature. While it is natural and easy to simply identify and attack those who hate, it is equally unnatural to meet them, understand them, and love them enough to dignify […]

A Confession, Lament, and Hope in Showing Up | Reflections From My Public Protest

July 4, 2019


#CaravanToClint On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in response to the news of the migrant crisis at the US border, a friend and I got on a plane and headed to Clint, TX to join the #CaravanToClint protest group organized by Julie Lythcott-Haims. Below, I would like to share my thoughts, reflections, lamentations, and encouragements in light […]

Doughnut Economics | Review & Notes

July 1, 2019


Kate Raworth. Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017. (309 pages) The most powerful tool in economics is not money, nor even algebra. It is a pencil. Because with a pencil you can redraw the world. REVIEW In recent times, I feel that I’ve been doing my most […]