In the meantime, here's a short list of a few "theological works" that interest me. It's my list, obviously, so it reflects my own interests and ideas. Please feel free to add your own to the comments section! I'm not looking for theological books that everyone has read, I'm looking for really interesting, sort of offbeat things that people might be interested in. COMB THE INTERNETS MY MINIONS!
Anyway, here are a few works for your consideration:
Blankets by Craig Thomspon
Creature Tech by Doug tenNapel
SONGS (I'll add links soon... in the meantime you can search them out you lazy, lazy blog readers)
“Doubting Thomas” Nickel Creek
“24” by Switchfoot
“The Seer’s Tower” Sufjan Stevens
“Letters from the Sky” by Civil Twilight
“Joy” Page CXVI
Silence by Shusaku Endo
An amazing book about contextualization, persecution, forgiveness and the voice of God.
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The best Christian novel ever. So far as I know.
The Complete Storiesby Flannery O’Connor. Probably the best theological writer and short story writer to come out of these United States of America. Her novels are also excellent.
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
The Son of Laughter by Frederick Beuchner
Also, if you're interested in some fascinating theology and parables from outside your way of looking at things, check out a guy named Sundar Singh.
James B Janknegt http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~janknegt/
Makoto Fujimura http://www.makotofujimura.com/
Mark Lawrence http://www.marklawrencegallery.com/
Carlos Cazares http://web.me.com/carloscazares/Art/Home.html
Okay, kids. I showed you mine, now it's your turn. Add some movies in there, too. The only one I could think of was "In Bruges" and since it's rated R and a bit brutal I decided not to add it here for everyone to see. Ooops. Never mind.
Okay... give me something interesting to look at!
Song: "Revelation" by Jason FalknerReplyDelete
Book: "Rediscovering Catholicism" by Matthew Kelly
Book: "Testimony" by Neal Morse
Artist: Manuel Nunez
And I definitely agree with you about "Blankets" and "Creature Tech"...
...and, at the risk of seeming to be shill, I'll also plant "Imaginary Jesus" in the book section.
I should preface this by saying that everything here is theological but not necessarily Christian.ReplyDelete
Any of the songs on the Seven Swans album by Sufjan Stevens.
Anything by Jon Foreman (solo).
"Hear Me, Lord" by George Harrison
"Awake My Soul" by Mumford & Sons
"After the Storm" by Mumford & Sons
The Secret of Kells
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
"Proof of the Existence of God" by James Patrick Kelly
I can only say that "Silence" was a very powerful read. Well, okay, I could probably say more, but I won't. Read it.ReplyDelete
And Matt, your "Boring Theology" presentation at CSU the other morning was excellent. Thanks. Seemed like I was back in a Gerry Breshears class (only he didn't use arrows and apples!).
Anything by David James Duncan. The Brothers K is my favorite, but The River Why and God Laughs and Plays are both really excellent. Raising Abel: a rediscovery of the eschatological imagination, by James Alison.ReplyDelete
A Gentler GodReplyDelete
Sorry, that last is by Doug Frank, an amazing teacher at The Oregon Extension.ReplyDelete
In the Bear's House by N. Scott MomadayReplyDelete
it has some really interesting conversations between God and a bear...Momaday is one of my favorite authors