As you well know, I’m a bit of a bibliophile. (Oh––you’ve been looking for the perfect gift for me? Yes, that Amazon gift card is a great idea! My birthday is in November.) A few things in that regard…
1 - On the side-panel of my webpage, I’ve added two new sections: “What I’m Reading” and “What I Just Read.” I love hearing about what others are reading, and several people ask me about this, so I thought I’d use this forum to share. I always keep three books in my reading rotation, so each section will have my latest three.
The “What I Just Read” gives a 50-word review of those books to help you decide if you might be interested in one of them. Feel free to email me with questions about these. Fifty words doesn’t go too far.
2 - I’ll be interviewing Bill Arnold in a couple weeks about his new book, Seeing Black and White in a Gray World: The Need for Theological Reasoning in the Church’s Debate Over Sexuality.
I think this is a timely and important book. Arnold engages throughout with the teaching and writing of Adam Hamilton, the most prominent pastor in the UMC. As far as I know, it’s also the only book-length proposal for the UMC’s stance and practice regarding homosexuality, the most important social issue of our day.
If you have any questions you would ask Dr. Arnold, I’d love to hear them. You can email them to me.
[Note: All book links are Amazon affiliate links. Buy wherever you choose.]