We may have heard these generalizations about the poor, or held them ourselves. (Or, still hold them.)
— They are lazy and uneducated.
Continue reading “Confronting our misconceptions about “the poor””
— They chose to be poor. They could pick themselves up by their bootstraps and get out of it if they really wanted.
— The poor are the government’s responsibility.
— It’s their own fault they are poor.
I’ve begun reading The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. Lots of quotes to follow in the coming days. This book is needed reading.
Continue reading “The road to American fragility”
My reading and listening keeps my mind working and my prayer life sharp. I now drive a lot in my work so I listen to a lot of podcasts and audiobooks.
Continue reading “What I am reading and listening to”
Fleming Rutledge, in her book on the Crucifixion, breaks down the difficulty we truly have in American Christianity with the concepts of justice AND mercy.
Continue reading “The difficulty of relating to justice AND mercy”
From time to time I like to look back and see what I’ve been reading and what has been challenging my thinking and my prayer life.
Continue reading “Reading (and listening) Round Up”
I read or listened to 37 books this year, if I’m counting correctly. Here are a few that stood out to me. Continue reading “Reflecting on reading”
A project I began in 2018 was to read more theological and biblical studies books by women and people of color. I want to extend that in 2019.
Fill up my reading list. Who have YOU read and recommend. (I don’t want who you DIDN’T read, but wish you did.)