Readings & Viewings
… and anything else of interest.
I find the discipline of reading and reflection difficult. And then trying to recall where I read something, impossible! So here is a repository of things I am into.
For each chapter or segment, read or viewed, there will be some quotes and reflections added. You are welcome to benefit if you like, read or watch along if you like, or even leave a comment.
So … what are we reading, watching, tasting, or listening to?
Let’s see if this works!
The plan is to firstly:
- quickly read the book/paper or view the video clip or whatever to gain an appreciation of the big picture, and
- determine the tag words that I would like to focus on.
Then, for each chapter or segment, provide:
- a heading
- a summary sentence or two,
- tag words
- one major quote,
- a reflection, and
- any additional quotes.
Explore further …
Searching for Sunday
Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church
Rachel Held Evens
For a generation that has largely said, “Count me out,” church represents a complicated relationship of both longing and apathy. There’s a history there … a past full of confusion and hurt, but a past that often is impossible to abandon. In Searching for Sunday, Rachel Hold Evans exposes her own thorny relationship with the church, articulating the concerns, frustrations, and hopes of many of her peers. Through a series of stories told around the church’s sacraments … baptism, confession, and communion, among others… Evans offers the beginnings of a road map back to church and the resurrection that awaits when we are willing to give up and begin again.
Drop the Stones
Carlos A. Rodriguez
This is all about the woman who was caught in the act of adultery (us), the religious men that wanted to kill her (us), and the Christ who saved her (us).