Friday, April 30, 2010

A Review

After my lovely wife said that she had Googled the book title and came across a bunch of hits, I decided to try it, too. And I was pleased to discover a review posted on the website of Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo (Canada), by a reviewer that I don't know, Arthur Boers. I was even more pleased that Boers figured out the main message I was trying to convey in this book. As he put it,

I have considerable interest in both of this author’s foci – the shape of how we live today as it is affected by economic and political forces, and how we honor Christian traditions of time. Yet to date I have not seen anything that compares with this book in putting those two spheres in conversation.
This volume may well convince you that things are worse than they seem at first blush, but at the same time it offers us imaginative and hopeful ways forward.
Yup, that's the point.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Interview on WBGU 88.1

Not too long ago, I chatted for almost an hour about my book on the radio with a heavy metal DJ whose on-air name is Mean Metal X. An edited version of the interview is available by clicking here and then hitting the play button. Thanks to former student and now-friend, Ian Deters. Rock on!