I was thrilled to have a conversation with Bob Turner about books and trends in Christian publications. Bob serves as the Library Director at the Harding School of Theology and is on the preaching team for the Church of Christ at White Station in Memphis, Tennessee. He is married to Andrea and they have two daughters, Julia and Kathryn.
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Footnotes: Curated Resources for Ministers
- Recent books of great value
- Trends in Christian publishing
- Tips for finding the best commentaries and resources
- The value and limits of reading personal memoirs
- Opportunities for needed research and writing
Resources Discussed in the Interview
- The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
- The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle
- The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- Culture Making by Andy Crouch
- Anxious to Talk About it: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully About Racism by Carolyn Helsel
- Love God, Likes Girls by Sally Gary
- Exile: A Conversation with N.T. Wright by James Scott
- The 2018 Ministers’ Salary Survey by ACU
- Craig Keener’s (Massive!) Acts Commentary
- 25 Rare and Interesting Lesser-Known Books recommended by David Bentley Hart. The article title is “From a Vanished Library.”
Regarding the Translation Dispute Between N.T. Wright and David Bentley Hart:
This was a lively exchange where two titans of New Testament scholarship, both of whom have recent translations of the New Testament, had a heated debate on the benefits and shortcomings of each other’s work.
- Here is a good summary of the overall discussion, representing the major movements and arguments of each scholar.
- N.T. Wright’s scathing review of Hart’s New Testament translation.
- Hart’s response to Wright’s review, with pejorative comments about Wright’s own translation.