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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."

The Sword Trailer from Crossway on Vimeo.


  • 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)

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