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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 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)

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

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

  • The Alto Wore Tweed (Mark Schweizer)

  • Mission Critical (Mark Greaney)

  • 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)


Recently Read:

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder (Evelyn Waugh)

  • The Hobbit [reread] (J.R.R. Tolkien)

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

  • To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism (Ross Douthat)

  • The Gates of Hell: Confessing Christ in a Hostile World (Scott Murray, ed.)

  • Trump vs. the Media (Mollie Ziegler Hemingway)

  • Who Killed Homer: The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom (Victor Davis Hanson)



Recommended Reading

Church History:

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

Devotional:

  • 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)

Family:

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

Fiction:

  • Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

  • Foucault’s Pendulum (Umberto Eco)

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)

Theology:

  • 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)

War:

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