Every year I try to read 50 books. The only time I actually accomplished this was 2019. Until this year, when I finished 67 books. There are two main reasons why I read so many books this year. First, I began researching the Psalms in preparation of starting my PhD in 2022. Through the summer … Continue reading 2021 Reading List
Lessons on disagreement from the letters of Henri Nouwen. Continue reading On Disagreement
One would think that a global pandemic would be conducive to lots of reading. This was not the case for me this year, as I often found myself behind on my reading goals. I still managed to read a number of quality books. As I wrote here, each year I try to read a number … Continue reading 2020 Annotated Reading
Reading is one of my top goals every year. I try to read through different categories, which you can learn about here. My reading this year was largely determined by unread books I already owned as well as prepping for a course I taught on Israel’s Wisdom. Here are the books I read under each … Continue reading 2019 Reading List
The end of the year is a time of lists. Top news stories of the year, top movies, top books. Each year I keep track of the books I read. (I have previously written about my system of reading here: Reading Two Five). Here is my list of the books I read in 2018. I did a … Continue reading 2018 Reading List
There’s a thrift store in Cobourg, Ontario that my wife and I absolutely love. Whenever we are out at the cottage we stop in at this hodge-podge store and look for cheap furniture, kitchen items, and books. Oh, the books. We always return home with more books than we originally brought with us. Two of … Continue reading Smarter Shallows?
Perspective is a good thing. It’s provides space to expand our view. It’s staring at a piece of bark and hearing someone yell, “Hey, there’s a whole forest out here!” Gaining perspective almost always requires an outside catalyst: something or someone. We need this catalyst to help us take a step back and remember that … Continue reading Hearing Loss
I never used to read. One summer, my mom tried to solicit a deal with me: she would give me a dollar for every book I read. I found the shortest book on my shelf (one that was certainly too young for me) and got my first dollar. I read the same book a second … Continue reading Reading Two Five