Thursday, November 17, 2011

Get This Book [Scott]

Now that the banquet and school talks are done for the year, I've turned to catching up on reading.

At the top of my stack is Jonathan Morrow's Think Christianly: Looking at the Intersection of Faith and Culture.

The thing I love about Jonathan is his gift of translating. He takes weighty (and sometimes complicated) philosophical challenges to the faith and answers them in language lay people can understand. Yet--and here is the best part--he does it without talking down to educated readers. That's what set apart his excellent book Welcome to College and it's also what makes his current book shine.

Topics include (to name just a few):

--Thinking Christianly about all of life
--Cultivating a thoughtful faith
--Becoming like the Jesus the world needs
--Truth, tolerance, and relativism
--Christianity in the public square
--Bioethics in the 21st Century
--Questions of faith and science
--Rediscovering God's design for sex

I'll post a full review later. But for now, don't wait to benefit from Jonathan's contribution to the defense of the faith.

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