Reading List






More often than not nowadays, this blog ends up being about books. My reading list is taller than me, but here is the 'short list' of books I am currently reading or hope to read in the near future:





  • Colossians Remixed by Walsh and Keesmaat - I plan to teach through Colossians soon.
  • God Without Religion by Farley - Interested in this one because of an interview I read of the author.
  • New Covenant Morality by Deidun - Because I have seen this thing footnoted by everyone and their dog.
  • Apostle of the Crucified Lord by Gorman - Gorman is an exegetical beast.
  • Covenant and Community by Klassen - I think I have lots in common theologically with Pilgram Marpeck and hope to learn from him and about him.
  • Progressive Dispensationalism by Blaising and Bock - Re-reading this one to make sure I represent them fairly.
  • Sheet Music by Leman - Because sex is extremely important in marriage and I want to continually learn to serve my wife better in the bedroom.
  • Introducing Paul by Bird - I really like Michael Bird's "via media" between the Reformed tradition and the new perspective.
  • Jesus & the Victory of God by Wright - I'm 500 pages into this gem. I think all pastors should work through the "Christian Origins and the Question of God" series. It is that important.
  • Counterfeit Gods by Keller - Because who doesn't love Keller?
  • Rediscovering the Church Fathers by Haykin - I didn't get much exposure to the Fathers in seminary and am seeking to remedy that. Plus, the Fathers are awesome.
  • The Israel of God by Robertson - Since Israel is so important in biblical theology
  • Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tripp - Cuz parenting is hard and I want all the wisdom and insight I can get.
  • Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor by Carson - I am long overdue on this one.
  • Anabaptism in Outline by Klassen - I wasn't exposed to much Anabaptism in seminary either. I have been slowly delving in, and am loving it. This one looks wonderful.
  • The Cross and the Spirit by Cosgrove - Galatians is my favorite NT letter. I hope to read several of the major monographs eventually.
  • The Anabaptist Vision by Bender - Same as Klassen above. I find I resonate with them big time.
  • The Courage to be Protestant by Wells - because the air we breath is pomo & pragmatic.
  • A Primer on Postmodernism by Grenz - Wanting to see a pro-pomo perspective.
  • The Reformers and Their Stepchildren by Verduin - More Anabaptism
Have you read any of these? Thoughts? What are you hoping to read soon?