In particular, I’m reading books about Jesus. Books that discuss what people say about Jesus. Books that talk about the things that Jesus said and did. Books that talk about Jesus in view of our multicultural and spiritually plural world. Books that talk about how to talk about Jesus – Speaking of Jesus.
Some of the books are easy and fun. Some are more challenging. I’m convinced that there are important lessons in each one of these texts. Lessons that may be useful for me personally as well as for how I do my work as a campus chaplain with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Maybe some will be useful to you too?
So here is my invitation… Take a look at the list of books about Jesus and pick one or two or three. Read them by the date suggested. And be prepared to share what you learn. I’ll post my own reaction on the blog each week and invite you make your own comments.
In case you’ve just stumbled on this blog, here is some more background on me…
I’m a follower of Jesus and serve as a campus chaplain with graduate students and faculty at Harvard. I’ve been at this for some time, having come to Cambridge in 1983 after seminary. A significant part of my work is advising and organizing Christian fellowships at the graduate and professional schools (HGSCF). Another part of my work is with the Harvard Chaplains and you can read more there. I’m a fan of U2, and I love how they speak about Jesus. I’m husband to Tara Edelschick – she has her own great blog: The Homeschool Chronicles. Tara and I have three kids – two boys and a girl – we’re all having a lot of fun!