Summer Book Groups

In the summer, we read books. So, we encourage you to join a book group with fellow students.

Meeting times are still being worked out, so stay tuned. But do go ahead and plan to join a book group and purchase the book you want to read. Also, we’ve tried to note the level of commitment that is required to be a part of book group. Please pay attention to that. If you’re thinking: Eek, I don’t have time to read a book this summer, then check out what we’re doing Thursday nights or join us for Morning Prayer.

God’s Word in Human Words: An Evangelical Appropriation of Critical Biblical Scholarshipgod's word in human words

Where did the Bible come from? Who wrote it? Can we really trust what it says? Can we approach it as critical, thinking people or must it be taken in faith? Where’s the balance? If you’ve wondered some of these questions and you’re up for a dense read and a hearty academic discussion about the book we love (the Bible), this is a summer group for you. It will meet every other week on Monday nights. To really participate in this group, you will need to buy and, yes, actually read this scholarly work on the Bible. You’ll be blessed. Join us!

Roadmap to Reconciliation: Moving Communities into Unity, Wholeness and Justiceraodmap to reconciliation

Because we care about reconciliation and, ultimately, unity in God’s body and the world, let’s learn a little more about how we might go about getting ourselves there. And let’s do this together. Reading a book is never enough. And on issues of race and reconciliation, we really feel this tension. YET, we’ve got learning to do. And our hope is that our learning might really spur us toward action. Some of you have been reading this book. Others of you might still want to buy it. We’ll start meeting soon over lunch to discuss and pray and work our way through this journey of reconciliation. Join us!

Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Lifereaching out

If you’re interested in reading a book that will challenge your heart as well as your mind, take a look at this Henri Nouwen book. It’s for those of us who want to go a little deeper in our spiritual (and actual) walk with God. We’ll discuss the themes of hospitality and authenticity and others that are raised in this book over three lunch meetings in the second have of the summer. Buy the book, read the book. And we’ll get the lunch dates to you. It’s not a hard read, but it’s worth a slow read…There’s stuff here to really ponder and apply to life. Join us!


2246261The Grad and Faculty Lunch group is still in the process of selecting what book they’re going to read Christ and Culture Revisited by D.A. Carson. In our conversations, we’ll focus on how we, as Christians, relate to the broader culture. This group will meet bi-weekly over lunch on campus, as it does throughout the school year.

A_wrinkle_in_time_digest_2007AND because not all reading over the summer needs to be academic and non-fiction, we invite everyone to read for the first time or re-read for the sixth time, Madeleine L’Engle’s, A Wrinkle In Time. We’re reading it and you should too. We’ll meet for ONE evening discussion of this book toward the end of the summer. And there’s rumblings on the interwebs that a new movie adaptation is in the works, so when/if this comes to be, we’ll go see it together. FUN.