When I arrived home after picking up the kids from school today, I found four books bundled up for me — a new set of review copies for a pile that’s already falling well behind. Maybe if I hadn’t spend so much time on Frank Viola’s latest… Opening the envelope, I found a good crop, too — watch for further comment on them:
- Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, N.T. Wright
- Rising from the Ashes: Rethinking Church, Becky Garrison
- The End of Religion: Encountering the Subversive Spirituality of Jesus, Bruxy Cavey
- Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion, Sara Miles
What struck me is that it’s mainly all about rethinking, re-evaluating, reimagining, reinventing, rebuilding, recasting… and from a range of angles and perspectives. It came as a reminder to me that the deconstruction is going on everywhere, and it’s likely to continue for a while longer. Even as we take our faith down to its foundations, there’s a sense of something new emerging from that very foundation. Reimagined, rethought, renewed.