I wanted to give y’all a heads up on one of the most influential books I’ve read in the last decade. The book is called, “Thinking Fast & Slow.” If you are serious about thinking, you need to understanding the concepts that Daniel Kahneman discusses. There are many other books that borrow his ideas and they’re great but I am 80% through this book and I’m loving the detailed analysis of each aspect of the system. I was introduced to Daniel Kahneman through Dan Ariely’s “Predictably Irrational.” Check out this video by fightmediocrity
You can purchase the book as well as a lot of summary books here at Amazon.com
I have left this blog sit for a long time not knowing how to move it forward. For a long time I was trying to articulate a different faith than the ones I was finding in my life and circles. I have not given up the cause, but I do not know how to frame a set of ideas around a Christian life in different words than the ones used commonly by American Christians. Trying to write about the framework of Christianity is a trap. There are not books of the Bible discussing the metathinking around the nation of Israel’s repentance. And I still have not found the scripture where God is seeking the most academically astute committee to discover how to turn the sinner from his ways. I think this framework thinking was a fruit of my pride and it is itself its own trap. So I’m tossing it on the back burner. I don’t how how to talk differently about Christianity, but I do know how to live it differently. So instead of trying to use words to describe a different framework. I will let you see the framework narratively. I will blog thoughts that seem important to me so that I can be helpful to you. I’ll go back and post some of the stuff I have been playing with in the last few years.
When I left the established church (as a pastor) 4 years ago, I thought it was only a matter of time before the church got its act together and I would no longer be outside, but I think God as a role for me 'out here' and so I plan on staying here. I have a lot to share and I'm looking for serious followers of Christ who can share with me. I am new to google+, but I look forward to encouraging others and meeting people who can encourage me so that we can bring God's kingdom to our communities. I will learn to get more social. For now I just wanted to post something to say, "hello."