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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #35 on: Thu Jan 18, 2007 - 21:02:17 »
The Secret Message of Jesus by McLaren (Shhh!)

Lots of articles, etc. by Campbell, Stone, et al. at the beginning of the RM

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #36 on: Fri Jan 19, 2007 - 14:46:52 »
"My Pedagogic Creed", an article by John Dewey, which closes with a quote that would make you think that he had read TSMOJ, if he hadn't written this in 1897:

"I believe that every teacher should realize the dignity of his calling; that he is a social servant set apart for the maintenance of proper social order and the securing of the right social growth.  I believe that in this way the teacher always is the prophet of the true God and the usherer in of the true kingdom of God."

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #37 on: Fri Jan 19, 2007 - 15:02:53 »
btw, this isn't meant to equate McLaren's theology with Dewey's.  I haven't read that deeply into it, but from what I have read, Dewey seems to have been more or less a Deist.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #38 on: Sat Jan 27, 2007 - 01:40:23 »
Right now?  "Absolute Surrender", by Andrew Murray.

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« Reply #39 on: Sun Jan 28, 2007 - 16:28:12 »
Coloring Outside the Lines: Decipleship for the "Undisciplined" by John F. Westfall.

I've known for a loooooong time I'm not the "sterotypical Christian" and for an equally long time I've felt guilty about that.  This book was written by a fellow "real person" and I'm really enjoying his ideas about being who you are, real, unadulterated, and totally under the will of God and in relationship with Christ.  So far it's some really good stuff.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #40 on: Sun Jan 28, 2007 - 17:07:38 »
Terry Pratchett's Maskerade.

My daughter gave me a big bag full of his Discworld paperbacks for my birthday.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #41 on: Mon Jan 29, 2007 - 18:04:58 »
Jeff Dunn's and Craig Bubeck's The Gospel According to Dan Brown, which analyzes all of Brown's major bestsellers for his theological/philosophical worldview, his "gospel" as they call it, and compares it to the orthodox, historic Christianity Brown is so critical of and seems to disparage.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #42 on: Mon Jan 29, 2007 - 18:50:41 »
I am reading several.
I am either drawn to a book because of it's title, author or because of a friend suggesting.
Because of title, I am reading
"Provocative Faith" written by Matthew Paul Turner.
Because of author, I am reading
"In the Grip of Grace" by Max Lucado.
Because of a friend, I am reading
"These High, Green Hills" by Jan Karon!!
Actually, I received 2 books today. I hadn't even opened the envelope that she mailed the books in until just now because I didn't know the title of the 3rd novel. At the very beginning of our friendship, my friend bought me the 1st book, "A Light in the Window". Right before Thanksgiving, I received "At Home in Mitford" in the mail.
And in the mail today, I received the 3rd and 4th books, "These High, Green Hills" and "Out to Canaan"!!

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #43 on: Mon Jan 29, 2007 - 20:14:54 »
I enjoy the whole Mitford series.

I tend to have several books in progress around the house and at work and in the car.


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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #44 on: Wed Jan 31, 2007 - 09:04:58 »
btw, this isn't meant to equate McLaren's theology with Dewey's.  I haven't read that deeply into it, but from what I have read, Dewey seems to have been more or less a Deist.
Dewey was a signer, if not co-writer, of the original Humanist Manifesto.

However, there is no substantial evidence that he created the Dewey Decimal System...

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #45 on: Wed Jan 31, 2007 - 13:36:46 »
Stories Behind the Hymns That Inspire America by Ace Collins. Wonderful little book. He gives background behind songs like "How Great Thou Art" to "America the Beautiful."

I'm trying to get into Wuthering Heights, but I'm already hopelessly confused about who's related to whom. It may get abandoned for the LOTR trilogy.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #46 on: Sat Feb 03, 2007 - 13:30:59 »
Just got Dr. Francis Collins' The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief in God. I saw him on C-Span Book TV, and thought it looked intriguing. It is, even though I'm not sure how much I agree with everything he says. Collins is a world-renowned geneticists and head of the Human Genome Project. He's also an Evangelical born-again Christian who believes in salvation by grace through faith in Christ yet also believes in theistic evolution. I'm not very far into the book yet.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #47 on: Sat Feb 03, 2007 - 14:18:26 »
Just finished "Absolute Surrender" by Andrew Murray, and am now in the middle of "One Heartbeat Away" by Mark Cahill.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #48 on: Sat Feb 03, 2007 - 22:55:30 »
I enjoy the whole Mitford series.

I tend to have several books in progress around the house and at work and in the car.



Do you actually read while you're driving? 

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #49 on: Sun Feb 04, 2007 - 11:28:49 »
"Girl, Interupted" by Susana Kaysen

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #50 on: Sun Feb 04, 2007 - 22:15:34 »
I enjoy the whole Mitford series.

I tend to have several books in progress around the house and at work and in the car.



Do you actually read while you're driving? 

must have alot of talent to be able to do that!  rofl

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #51 on: Sun Feb 04, 2007 - 22:17:42 »
Right now im reading a book called 'Seeing And Believeing'  part of the 'A Mike and Riel Mystery' series. I love to read mystery books.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #52 on: Sun Feb 04, 2007 - 22:40:09 »
I enjoy the whole Mitford series.

I tend to have several books in progress around the house and at work and in the car.



Do you actually read while you're driving? 

must have alot of talent to be able to do that!  rofl
You can read as a passenger, you know....

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #53 on: Sun Feb 04, 2007 - 23:18:45 »
I enjoy the whole Mitford series.

I tend to have several books in progress around the house and at work and in the car.



Do you actually read while you're driving? 

must have alot of talent to be able to do that!  rofl
You can read as a passenger, you know....

It was a Joke you know...man,some people have no sense of humor these days?  ::doh::

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #54 on: Sun Feb 04, 2007 - 23:28:00 »
I enjoy the whole Mitford series.

I tend to have several books in progress around the house and at work and in the car.



Do you actually read while you're driving? 

must have alot of talent to be able to do that!  rofl
You can read as a passenger, you know....

It was a Joke you know...man,some people have no sense of humor these days?  ::doh::
Or maybe...Just maybe...It wasn't funny...haha....

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #55 on: Tue Feb 06, 2007 - 13:59:44 »
btw, this isn't meant to equate McLaren's theology with Dewey's.  I haven't read that deeply into it, but from what I have read, Dewey seems to have been more or less a Deist.
Dewey was a signer, if not co-writer, of the original Humanist Manifesto.

However, there is no substantial evidence that he created the Dewey Decimal System...

I've read that he seemed to become more antagonistic to religion at certain times, and that he made insinuations that improving Earth was the closest we can get to Heaven. Obviously, I think this takes things too far.

I do like his educational ideas, however.  In construcing a philosophy of education, as I've had to do for a couple of classes (I'm in grad school), I've mixed his ideas and those of perennialist Mortimer Adler, who in many ways seems Dewey's opposite.  I find both of them compelling.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #56 on: Tue Feb 06, 2007 - 14:01:40 »
I'm reading something right now that I've avoided for years--The Purpose Driven Life.  After seeing Warren on Meet the Press and reading several of his articles, I thought I'd give it a chance, so I borrowed it from a woman at church.

I thought it seemed a bit, I don't know, shallow in the beginning, not in its ideas but rather in its presentation, but I've liked the last couple of chapters better.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #57 on: Tue Feb 06, 2007 - 18:46:08 »
I'm reading something right now that I've avoided for years--The Purpose Driven Life.  After seeing Warren on Meet the Press and reading several of his articles, I thought I'd give it a chance, so I borrowed it from a woman at church.

I thought it seemed a bit, I don't know, shallow in the beginning, not in its ideas but rather in its presentation, but I've liked the last couple of chapters better.

Like you, I thought it was rather shallow. My biggest beef was that he used something like 19 translations, and it seemed like he often chose the translation that most closely made the point he was working to make. I'd have preferred that he stick to one or two versions and left it at that. You also have to go to the back of the book to get the actual references. It came across like he was hoping people wouldn't ake the time to look up the verses. Sometimes (referring to a consistent translation) the passage wouldn't say at all what he was trying to make it say.

Moving on off my soapbox....

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #58 on: Wed Feb 07, 2007 - 15:03:08 »
Currently reading:

  • Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction - David Kuo
  • The Gospel according to Moses: What My Jewish Friends Taught Me about Jesus - Athol Dickson

Recent reads

  • The Audacity of Hope : Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream - Barack Obama
  • Tobacco Road : Duke, Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest, and the History of the Most Intense Backyard Rivalries in Sports - Al Featherston
  • Thy Kingdom Come : How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America : An Evangelical’s Lament - Randall Balmer

more here (2006->)

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #59 on: Thu Feb 08, 2007 - 01:26:04 »
Just finished "Absolute Surrender" by Andrew Murray, and am now in the middle of "One Heartbeat Away" by Mark Cahill.

Almost done with "One Heartbeat Away"... I can barely wait to get started on "Why Do You Call Me Lord?", By Chip Brogden.

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« Reply #60 on: Thu Feb 08, 2007 - 10:59:32 »
"Effective Instruction for Special Education, Third Edition" by Margo A. Mastropieri & Thomas E. Scruggs.  I hear there's a surprise ending.

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« Reply #61 on: Sat Feb 10, 2007 - 10:36:37 »
Just finished Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen. Inspired by a painting of the story he muses on the three primary characters of the story, the younger son, older son, and the Father and our calling to become the Father of the story.

Right now working on The Gospel According to Paul by Robin Griffith-Jones some interesting thoughts so far, but not the sharpest writing or editing.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #62 on: Sat Feb 10, 2007 - 12:59:01 »
The Gospel According to Starbucks by Leonard Sweet
Pilgrim Heart by Darrel Tippens
To Be The Man: The Autobiography of Ric Flair

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #63 on: Sun Feb 11, 2007 - 19:52:02 »
Just finished "Absolute Surrender" by Andrew Murray, and am now in the middle of "One Heartbeat Away" by Mark Cahill.

Almost done with "One Heartbeat Away"... I can barely wait to get started on "Why Do You Call Me Lord?", By Chip Brogden.

Finished "One Heartbeat Away". Great book, and a must read. Also, a wonderful evangelism tool/gift!

Also, just finished "Why Do You Call Me Lord?" today. A wonderful devotional, and another must read.

Planning on starting "Humility" by Andrew Murray tonight...

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« Reply #64 on: Sun Feb 11, 2007 - 19:58:20 »
Well, for the next few days, it looks like I'm going to be reading a ton of renaissance poetry.  Anybody have any recommendations?  I hear that Bill Shakespeare guy is pretty good, as is Eddie Spencer....

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #65 on: Sun Feb 11, 2007 - 20:06:03 »
I like the writings of William Drakespeare.

But his play "McDuck" wasn't very good.

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« Reply #66 on: Sun Feb 11, 2007 - 20:13:52 »
The BFG by Roald Dahl and Being Dead is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral by Gayden Mecalfe and Chalotte Hays

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #67 on: Sun Feb 11, 2007 - 20:49:23 »
I am a short story fan.  For years, I have bought "The Best Short Stories of _______"  and read most of the stories.  A couple of days ago, I picked up the newly published  "The Best Short Stories of 2006" and have read three or four of the stories in that.

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« Reply #68 on: Mon Feb 12, 2007 - 14:48:57 »
Descartes, Discourse on Method and Meditations

Ratzinger, Introduction to Christianity

Ratzinger, Truth and Tolerance

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #69 on: Mon Feb 12, 2007 - 17:04:50 »
Interesting reading, HR.