Monday, July 13, 2009

Lots of Reading, But Not a Lot of Writing

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. I've meant to post regularly throughout July, but as you may have noticed, it hasn't happened. I also promised an overview of Plantinga's Engaging God's World. That is still on the horizon. The only thing I've been updating with some frequency is the "What I'm Reading" list. Thank you all who have given me books over the past month or two. I'm catching up and enjoying the discovery of new authors and ideas. Malcom Gladwell's Outliers was a pleasant surprise that I find myself thinking and talking about at least once a day!

As the Nicholas family has been driving across the country, we've all been listening to the Chronicles of Narnia. It is fun to watch my boys encounter these stories for the first time. To add to the "Narnian adventure," we stopped at Wheaton College to see the Marion E. Wade Center ( Among the great academic resources they have housed there, C.S. Lewis' writing desk and the wardrobe from his study--the inspiration for The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe--were the ones of most interest to my children. If you ever get to Wheaton College, make sure you visit it, as well as the Billy Graham Center Museum (

I'll be back for more blogging later. Boys are calling, fish are biting, and books are waiting. Check back in a few days.