In particular, I’m reading books that will strengthen my understanding and provide, language and background for some of the conversations I hope to have with graduate students and faculty in the coming academic year. Conversations on Big Ideas & Issues.
I’m convinced that there are important ideas in each of these texts. Ideas that I hope will 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 my list of books on Big Ideas & Issues and pick one or two. Read them by the date suggested. And be prepared to share what you learn. I’ll post my own reaction on the blog after I finish each book and invite you to comment too!
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 serving as an advisor/organizer with the 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 also ride bikes and serve as faculty advisor to the cycling team at Harvard. I’m husband to Tara Edelschick – she has her own great blog: The Homeschool Chronicles – from which she has taken a bit of a break but is still excellent… Together we have two boys (Zachary and Ezra) and a girl (Nafisa). We’re all having a lot of fun!