What You’re Reading: Testimonials from Clergy Conference

What follows are recommendations for great things, crowd-sourced at this week’s Clergy Conference!

TV SHOWS
The Last Man on Earth
Atlanta

NOVELS
Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders
Ordinary Grace – William Kent Krueger
Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi

THEOLOGY, POLITICAL, & LIFE BOOKS
Wait, What? and Life’s Other Essential Questions – James E. Ryan
The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God Through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence – Henri J.M. Nouwen
The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge – Abraham Flexner
Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship – Gregory Boyle
God and World in the Old Testament: A Relational Theology of Creation – Terence E. Fretheim
The Origin of Others – Toni Morrison
Navigating Paul: An Introduction to Key Theological Concepts – Jouette M. Bassler
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion – Jonathan Haidt
Christ Actually: Reimagining Faith in the Modern Age – James Carroll

CHURCH, ORGANIZATIONAL, & LEADERSHIP BOOKS
A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix – Edwin H. Friedman
Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard – Chip & Dan Heath
The Fly in the Ointment: Why Denominations Aren’t Helping Their Congregations . . . and How They Can – J. Russell Crabtree
Owl Sight: Evidence-Based Discernment and the Promise of Organizational Intelligence for Ministry – J. Russell Crabtree
Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds – adrienne marie brown

Anything by Steven Charleston!

MOVIES
Black Panther
The Shack

MUSIC
Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer. An “emotion picture” and album.
Kendrick Lamar’s Damn. which just won the Pulitzer Prize.

OTHER EXPERIENCES
Atheism for Lent – Peter Rollins. A Decentering Practice designed to envelop you in [. . .] the ‘Cloud of Unknowing.’
Healing MN’s Sacred Sites Tour. Learn about MN history from a Native perspective through storytelling and experiencing the sites in silence/meditation/reflection.
Poets.org – poem a day newsletter
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text – a podcast introducing sacred reading through Harry Potter.
QPR Institute – suicide-prevention training.
Mental Health First Aid – mental health and substance abuse recognition and response education
Winter’s Grace
For kids: Captain America