Books

Books

Found Theology, by Ben Quash

For Ben Quash, scripture and tradition are givens. Our task is to discover and reinterpret what we have been given.

Words and wilderness

When I go backpacking, I pack light—no laptop, no phone, and especially no books. But reading Belden Lane, I’m tempted to begin toting a tome or two.

Changing Our Mind, by David P. Gushee

The paradigms we use to ex­plain reality collapse when we encounter too many anomalies. Then we begin to seek another explanation. Something like that has happened for many people in connection with homosexuality. That number now includes David P. Gushee, a leading evangelical ethicist. In his case, it was discovering that his sister is a lesbian that led him to rethink this issue.

Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins, by Miguel A. De La Torre

At such ideologically charged times, it is hard to discern what a life of Christian faithfulness looks like. Miguel De La Torre offers a good resource.

The Bible’s Yes to Same-Sex Marriage, by Mark Achtemeier

Mark Achtemeier and I once faced off at General Assembly over gay ordination. Sixteen years later, he preached at my ordination.

Signs, by Jean Vanier

Vanier is a man of wisdom who writes profoundly and with clarity. He speaks from a lifetime of embodying the gospel through the formation of L’Arche communities he’s established throughout the world, where able-minded people live together with and learn from people with intellectual disabilities.