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Our new book…

I’m honored to have contributed “Saints and Faithful Brothers” and “The Gates of Hell and the Table of the Lord” in this new collection of sermons and essays from CPH.

Currently Reading:

  • The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War (Steven Pressfield)

  • O Death, Where Is Thy Sting? (Alexander Schmemann)

  • Surviving the Storms: Memoirs of David P. Scaer (David P. Scaer)

  • What Will Happen to God? Feminism and the Reconstruction of Christian Belief (William Oddie)

  • Power, Politics, and the Missouri Synod (James C. Burkee)

  • Happiness and Contemplation (Josef Pieper)

  • Letters to Lutheran Pastors, Volume I (Herman Sasse)

  • The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (James Hogg)

  • A Great Mystery: Fourteen Wedding Sermons (Peter J. Leithart)

  • Secrets of Productive People (Mark Forster)

  • The Adventures of Sally (P.G. Wodehouse)

  • The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco)

  • The Holy Land for Christian Travelers: An Illustrated Guide to Israel (John A. Beck)

Recently Read:

  • Justification and Rome (Robert Preus)

  • Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court (Mollie Hemingway, Carrie Severino)

  • The Old Man and the Sea (Earnest Hemingway)

  • Mission Critical (Mark Greaney)

  • The Alto Wore Tweed (Mark Schweizer)

  • The Cost of Discipleship (Dietrich Bonhoeffer) [reread]

  • The Bogleheads’ Guide to the Three-Fund Portfolio: How a Simple Portfolio of Three Total Market Index Funds Outperforms Most Investors with Less Risk (Tyler Larimore)

  • Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink (Anthony McCarten)

  • The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results (Gary Keller)

  • Carry on, Jeeves (P.G. Wodehouse) [reread]

  • The Man with Two Left Feet and Other Stories (P.G. Wodehouse)

  • Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief (Lawrence Wright)

  • Beowulf (tr. Seamus Heaney)

  • Right Ho, Jeeves [reread] (P.G. Wodehouse)

  • The Demon Next Door (Bryan Burrough)

  • Red War (Kyle Mills)

  • The Church and the Office of the Ministry (C.F.W. Walther; ed. M. Harrison)

  • God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas [reread] (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

  • Thank You, Jeeves [reread] (P.G. Wodehouse) {2019}

  • When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers (Marcellino D’Ambrosio) {2018}

  • Man of War (Sean Parnell)

  • Very Good, Jeeves! (P.G. Wodehouse)

  • Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World (Charles J. Chaput)

  • The Inimitable Jeeves (P.G. Wodehouse)

  • After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters (N.T. Wright)

Recommended Reading

Church History:

  • When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers (Marcellino D’Ambrosio)


  • God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

  • Meditations on Divine Mercy (Johann Gerhard)

  • The Imitation of Christ (Thomas à Kempis)

  • Confessions (Saint Augustine)


  • Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches (Russell Moore)


  • Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

  • Foucault’s Pendulum (Umberto Eco)

  • The Old Man and the Sea (Earnest Hemingway)

Society and Culture:

  • The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation (Rod Dreher)

  • Adam and Eve after the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution (Mary Eberstadt)

  • Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization (Os Guinness)

  • Intellectuals and Race (Thomas Sowell)

  • The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy (Thomas Sowell)


  • The Quest for Holiness (Adolf Köberle)

  • Theology of the Lutheran Confessions (Edmund Schlink)

  • Life Together (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

  • Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey: Recover the Joys of Piety (William Weedon)


  • The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor (Jake Tapper)