Where I’ve Been…


A couple people have asked when I was going to post again…many many other people have not asked.

Recently I’ve been loaded down with extra work to pay the bills, reading books, writing papers that aren’t very bloggy (translation: too long) and trying to learn how to live missionally in my community with the new overly full schedule.

But I have plans to post some stuff soon – several things that have had plenty of time to incubate, a few papers that can be whittled down to manageable lengths and some new stuff that is just starting to simmer. For those who are interested, I’d like to provide a list of books I’ve read over the past few months and a few that I’ll be reading over the next couple. Some of these have already had an enormous impact on my thinking. I plan to write a short blurb about each of them (some very short, some more lengthy) The titles on this page will become links to those posts as they become available.

Longing For Spring: A New Vision for Wesleyan Community by Elaine Heath

The Mystic Way of Evangelism by Elaine Heath

Organic Church by Neil Cole (I was supposed to read this one a long time ago…)

Introducing the Missional Church by Alan Roxburgh

New Monasticism by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Becoming an Answer to Our Prayers: Prayer for Ordinary Radicals by Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

School(s) for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism edited by Rutba House

The Politics of Jesus by John Howard Yoder

The Tangible Kingdom by Hugh Halter and Matt Smay

The Shaping of Things to Come by Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost

ReJesus by Hirsch and Frost

The Forgotten Ways by Alan Hirsch (another one I’ve had for a while but hadn’t gotten around to)

How (Not) To Speak of God by Peter Rollins

TO BE READ VERY SOON:

With Justice for All: A Strategy for Community Development by John Perkins

God’s Economy: Redefining the Health and Wealth Gospel by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics and the Future by Joerg Rieger

The New Friars by Scott Bessenecker

Inhabiting the Church: Biblical Wisdom for a New Monasticism by Jon Stock, Tim Otto and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Evangelism After Christendom by Bryan Stone

Organic Leadership by Neil Cole

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Posted on January 13, 2010, in book review, books, church planting, Missional, Missional church, new monasticism, organic church. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Yay! Glad you're back, babe!

  2. I read it book once. It wasn't too bad either.

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