The Proust of Norway

The not-so-epic life of Karl Ove Knausgaard

Karl Ove Knausgaard forced me to cancel six months of my life in order to fixate on 30 years of his.

God amid materialism

Books for the dark night

Morton Kelsey showed me that I was under a spell that needed to be broken.


Take & read

Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation, by Jennifer Harvey. Harvey believes that reconciliation is so desirable that we must abandon the “reconciliation paradigm.” Why? Because it fails to diagnose the situation truthfully: it obscures history and occludes whiteness, and thus undermines our ability to work at real reconciliation.

Reading Backwards, by Richard B. Hays

Spring books

Richard Hays has said for years that he's working on something about "echoes of scripture in the Gospels." But life intervened, so he has produced this slim volume as an appetizer.

Wearing God, by Lauren F. Winner

Spring books

I read Lauren Winner's new book with the sort of joy one feels when watching someone utterly hit their stride.

Discerning desire

Books for the dark night

I was 29, agonizing over a decision, when I came upon a little book by Robert Ochs.