One of my favorite blogs is Jesus Creed by Scot McKnight, a professor at North Park University in Chicago. I find it helps me bridge a great cavernous divide within our culture. No, I am not referring to the fact that he is at an Evangelical Covenant University and I am Presbyterian. It has more to do with the fact that he is a Cubs fan and I have been following the Cardinals since I was seven years old.
One of the things I particularly like about McKnight's site is the book studies he does. He will go through a book, writing a brief blog entry on each chapter. The discussion goes on from there. I have enjoyed the two or three I have participated in and I am getting started in his new discussion about N. T. Wright’s book on Paul.
This has inspired me to try a book discussion here. Last year Baker Books published a collection of essays on public policy edited by Diane Knippers and Ronald J. Sider titled, Toward an Evangelical Public Policy: Political Strategies for the Health of the Nation. I would propose doing two posts a week, say on Tuesday and Friday, completing the book over an eight week period. I am not particularly interested in a one way information dump from me. I would really like to have some conversation. Is anyone reading this blog interested in reading these sixteen essays with me? I would like to know that there are at least three or four others who would like to have such a conversation. We could start as early as next week. Please let me know if you are interested.