On this page I will keep a suggested reading list. I will not add anything to this list that I have not read and that I do not consider essential, or at least from my perspective, strongly advised. Simply translated, these are the works I believe to have been most formative for me.
William T. Cavannaugh, “A Fire Strong Enough to Consume the House: the Wars of Religion and the Rise of the State” (PDF) This article exposes the modern paradigm of the rist of the State to protect us from religion.
Stanley Fish, “Why We Can’t All Just Get Along” An excellent piece on the limits of inclusivity and diversity within modernity.
Shane Claiborne’s The Irresistible Revolution is a great, easy read you won’t be able to put down.
Diana Butler-Bass’s Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith. If you are in a “mainline” church, you should read this book. Now. Drop all the other books you are reading, buy a copy of this, and read it. If you are clergy in a “mainline” church, you should get copies for yourself and your leadership and go through it together.