I finished Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz this afternoon. A good read. Light, yet made me think. I recommend it, especially for people who are frustrated with the church. I especially enjoyed hearing about Miller’s time at Reed College. Confession: I spent several hours today on the Reed College site and over at wikipedia. I’ve often been guilty of many of the same things that Miller talks about: self-centeredness, turning the church into a legalistic institution, not caring enough about the world’s big problems. I’d especially encourage long time Christians to take a look at this book.
It looks like I’m finally getting back into pleasure reading. I have an Andy Stanley book on order and have also started re-reading Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.