It’s been a busy month of content to process, so I figured I would post some updates on my recent writings, recordings, reads, and listens.
In the last month, written or recorded:
- The Right Kind of Atheist — A summary review of Larry Taunton’s excellent new book on Christopher Hitchens.
- Gospel Hope for Self-Haters — A phone interview with David Powlison on an often ignored topic (49m audio, transcript).
- Selfies and Polaroids of Intimacy: Andy Warhol and My Smartphone — A study of Warhol, predecessor of the digital age, and inventor of the modern day selfie.
- Discipleship in the Age of the Spectacle — An interview with theologian Kevin Vanhoozer on technology and living by faith in a visual world of CGI and gaming (written).
- Tony Reinke on Writing — An audio interview with Jeff Medders on writing and reading (38m audio).
As my smartphone book wraps up in the next month, my summer reading plan is coming together, a little more heady than normal (but not by much):
- Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time by Joseph Frank
- The House of the Dead/Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome (1 of 3 on Cicero) by Robert Harris
- The Verrine Orations, I: Against Verres, Parts 1-2; Books 1-2 by Marcus Tullius Cicero
- The Verrine Orations, II Against Verres, Part 2; Books 3–5 by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Current reading/writing tunes:
New Goodreads book reviews (here) for:
- Living in the Light: Money, Sex and Power by John Piper
- Crucifixion by Martin Hengel
- The Seven Sayings of Jesus on the Cross: Their Circumstances and Meaning by Harris, Murray J. Harris
- Good and Angry: Letting Go of Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness by David Powlison
- The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing
- Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey
- The Spirituality of Wine by Gisela Kreglinger