My latest book, Desiring the Kingdom, has been generating some discussion and garnering a bit of attention over the past couple of weeks. I’m grateful for these engagements as they’ve helped me pinpoint some lacunae in my account, and exchanges have provided a welcome opportunity to make some clarifications. So readers might be interested in following up on some of these since they function as “supplements” to the book, in a way. Here’s a sampling:
- If you have opportunity today, you might find a local station of Moody Radio: at 4pm CST I’ll be interviewed on their national program, “Prime Time America.” (You can now listen to the archived show.)
- You can also listen to another interview at Centered Radio online.
- You can listen to my talk about the book that was part of The January Series at Calvin College–this is a 40-minute “translation” of the book’s argument for a general audience.
Reviews and E-interviews
- The most recent issue of the Christian Scholar’s Review (Winter 2010) features a review symposium on Desiring the Kingdom, including a response from me entitled, “From Christian Scholarship to Christian Education.” This was a very rich exchange for me. Unfortunately, the full text is not available online, but you might check local libraries.
- Evangelical wunderkind Matthew Anderson wrote a robust review of the book at Evangel, one of the blogs over at First Things (which generated a little exchange with Francis Beckwith which I hope might continue in other places). And they were kind enough to let me write a brief response there as well. (Agent Smith responding to Mr. Anderson! 😉 And now Mr. Anderson has just posted a reply to my response.
- And Trevin Wax, the blogger behind Kingdom People, conducted an e-interview with me that helped us address some concerns and issues.
Finally, it was a great honor to have an astute reader and bibliophile like Byron Borger name Desiring the Kingdom as his choice for “Most Important Book of the Year” over at Hearts & Minds.