when you're not finding much time to read, what do you do? buy more books.
i'm always reading six books at once, usually because i put them down in different places... but they're taking me forever because I'm not getting the space.
so I'm currently 'reading'
- how [not] to speak of God by pete rollins (just brilliant)
- putting life together by philip hughes
- designing and developing multimedia by larry elin (for uni)
- sociology beyond societies by john urry
- 1001 low-fat soups and stews by sue spitler
- the latest paste magazine
- colossians remixed by brian walsh and sylvia keesmaat
- the practicing congregation by diana butler bass
- remediation by jay david bolter and richard grusin
- how images think by ron burnett
- from nomads to pilgrims by diana butler bass and joseph stewart-sicking
AND the new media reader by noah wardrip-fruin and nick montfort. this is a 50 year history of multimedia with a CD-ROM with lots of old programs running in emulation mode. this is an amazing mix of science, art, sociology, business and more. just amazing.
what can you say about a reading list that has the surnames "sicking" and "spitler" in it.... it feels like "american pie 6" or something.
i keep meaning to post on the recent youth spirituality research and roundtable. BTW you can access notes and powerpoint from the conference at the CRA website.
i'm working out my PhD topic to start next year - trying to combine my interests in multimedia, mission, cultural theory, narrative theology, youth & young adults, emerging church, spiritual practices, and Christian education. i could tell you what it is but I'd have to kill you...