Relevant Magazine recently posted a ‘desert island classics’ top-10 list ala Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity. Talk about a tiresome task – trying to delimit those books that are both essential culturally (they are part of the fabric of the context that frames you) and have continued power to influence your direct into the future (they still speak to you as a conversation partner in matters of fiath and action). … There’s more to read here.
“What do you think of ‘The Shack’?” I have been asked this question at least a dozen times, maybe more. No, this is not in reference to a seven foot tall, 325 lbs NBA player nor is it a retro question from someone who just discovered the B-52s. No, it is a literary question of the first degree. One of the occupational ‘opportunities’ you have as an academic is … There’s more to read here.