Most months of the year, I try to share a list of things that have really affected my thinking. This ties in to my 2017 reading challenge – to read, mark and learn a number of texts beyond my normal literary fodder that I should read and care about. The previous post celebrates the things I loved in April 2017.
So, without further ado, here are my ‘Top Reads’ for May 2017:
- Vaughan Roberts’ little book on Transgender – this is a small book, not my normal fare, but something that addresses some of the big questions in our culture. I reviewed it.
- Seattle Reboot: Life after Mars Hill – a great piece over at the Gospel Coalition about the fall and resurrection of what Driscoll was trying to do.
- Do you struggle connecting your faith with how you use/experience your body? I linked to this book from IVP.
- How much do you read each year? I resonated with this video about the power and practice of reading regularly.
- The Church and Transgender Identity. This article from Commonweal Magazine was typically balanced and though-provoking.
- What happens at the end of the world? This blog post from Think Theology was brilliant, and echoed my positive thoughts in my review of this Grove Booklet.
- Artificial Wombs and the Abolition of Woman. If you haven’t discovered the work and writing of my friend Alastair, you should. This was a typically incisive, thought-producing blog post.
- Evangelical, Sacramental, Pentecostal. Probably the best book I read this month – published earlier – I wish we all thought about words a little more…
- Why as a Christian I am voting Conservative. This brilliant guest post over at Ian Paul’s blog demonstrates a number of things: a) Ian doesn’t mind entertaining views different to his own, b) why voting ‘NOW’ is different from one’s perspective on the ‘Not Yet’, c) how we could reimagine the future…
- Do you have a book in you? I’ve been a friend of this author for years – I was thrilled to see her book published, and really appreciated her thoughts in this blog post.
So there you go.
The best things, broadly speaking, I read in May of 2017.
I hope they help.