Bonhoeffer, adventure stories, and teen texting
A couple of items of interest:
- There's a new biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas called Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. Though I find parts of Bonhoeffer's theology confusing (and even troubling), I am a fan, and benefited greatly from reading The Cost of Discipleship, Life Together, and Prayerbook of the Bible. His life is also a good example of Christian courage and compassion. The NY Times has a review Metaxas' new biography.
- If you're into theology, fiction, and fantasy fiction, then you might want to check out The Sword, the first book in the Chiveis Trilogy by Bryan Litfin. Litfin is a patristics scholar. See the video below as he describes the book. I haven't read the book yet, but it's on my list. Justin Taylor calls it "theological adventure for dudes."
- Teen Texting Soars - NPR does an interesting story on teen texting. Teen girls average 80 texts per day, while boys average 30. NPR asks if social skills will suffer. My prediction: YES! (HT: Tim Challies)