That’s what I’ve felt like I’m doing…and need to do. I will begin blogging NT Wright’s Surprised by Hope again at some point, but I’m taking time to read through it first and digest a little instead of writing something chapter by chapter as I read it through. Also, I plan to blog through some of Pope Benedict’s (when he was Joseph Ratzinger) What It Means to Be a Christian (which I really enjoyed and am still reflecting on) soon. And I plan to write a booknotes review on Primal Branding by Patrick Hanlon, which I recently finished. It’s interesting–a book on marketing and branding that thinks and speaks in religious terms. I wonder, then, how that engages religion? That will be a part of that piece.
Lastly, I plan to continue my custom of reading through Henri Nouwen’s short classic, In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership, for my devotions over the week of Annual Conference meetings (yearly regional denominational meetings for any non-United Methodists reading this blog). That little book never fails to push and press and graciously insist upon reflection and action and is a helpful companion during a week of meetings concerning the “business” of the church.
It’s been a few days, so I thought an update would be in order. So…there’s a preview of what’s upcoming here.