Books

Books

Ethics

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.

Discerning desire

Books for the dark night

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

Unfamiliar lands

Books for the dark night

Princeton Theological Seminary can be a lonely place for an African American professor. During a difficult period, I saw Isabel Wilkerson on PBS.

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.