What I wrote in 2017

A list of links to writing of mine that have been published so far in 2017, in reverse chronological order:

"Bill 62 and Our Fear of Change." Do Justice. November 3, 2017.

"Imagining Economic Justice." Public Justice Review. October 17, 2017

"Who Is My Neighbour?" Convivium Magazine. March 31, 2017

"Re-seeing Religious Resentment." Convivium Magazine. March 24, 2017

"Pure laine and Purim." Convivium Magazine. March 17, 2017

"Seeing Local. Looking Deep." Convivium Magazine. March 10, 2017

"Reaching Other Mothers." Convivium Magazine. March 9, 2017

"Giving Space." Convivium Magazine. February 24, 2017

"The Sidewalk View." Convivium Magazine. February 10, 2017

"To Wake Up the Heart." Convivium Magazine. February 8, 2017

"Goodbye NAFTA?" Providence Magazine. February 8, 2017

"Façades and Values." Convivium Magazine. January 25, 2017

"Hasidic Joy in Outremont." Convivium Magazine. January 18, 2017

"Following Jesus, politically." Christian Courier. January 9, 2017

For my published writing before 2017, see "What I wrote in 2016."



What I wrote in 2016

A list of links to writing of mine that got published in 2016, in reverse chronological order


"Across Our Backyard Fences." Convivium Magazine. December 21, 2016

"Sharing a Long Obedience." Convivium Magazine. December 14, 2016

"Two Sides to Outremont." Convivium Magazine. December 7, 2016

"Is There Hope for Africa?" Providence Magazine. September 13, 2016

"Smite Them, Jesus?" Providence Magazine. July 22, 2016

"Words Matter, the Right Words Matter Most." Providence Magazine. July 6, 2016

"Green Nukes for Africa." Providence Magazine. June 29, 2016

"Say now Shibboleth." Providence Magazine. June 22, 2016

"Which Africa Will Rise?" Providence Magazine. April 22, 2016

"Trump and Africa." Providence Magazine. April 15, 2016

"Chopping Ugly Heads off Stiffened Necks." Providence Magazine. April 8, 2016

"The Conservation of the Republican Party." Providence Magazine. March 28, 2016

"An African Cheer for the Obama Doctrine." Providence Magazine. March 18, 2016

"Other than Empire." Providence Magazine. March 15, 2016

"God, the Republic, and 60 Billion Hours of World of Warcraft." Providence Magazine. March 8, 2016

"Pig Blood and Glowing Sand." Providence Magazine. March 8, 2016. (Reprinted in Convivium Magazine, March 9, 2016)

"Turn to Africa." Providence Magazine. January 28, 2016

"Six Challenges Facing Africa in 2016." Providence Magazine. January 20, 2016. (My most-read article at Providence in 2016.)

"Why I Am More Optimistic Than Ever." Providence Magazine. January 8, 2016

For some of my earlier published writing, see the archives at academia.edu, Comment magazine, Providence magazine,  and Capital Commentary. And for my writing in 2017, see here.



Work Reads

(A continually updated list)

Recent reads:

Power, Samantha. Chasing the Flame: One Man's Fight to Save the World [biography of Sergio Vieira de Mello]

Landler, Mark. Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power

Burnett, Bill, and Dave Evans. Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

Smith, James K.A. You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit

Ajzenstat, Janet. Discovering Confederation: A Canadian's Story

Miller, Jamie. An African Volk: The Apartheid Regime and Its Search for Survival

Currently reading:

Peterson, Eugene. Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity

Sweetman, Robert. Tracing the Lines: Spiritual Exercise and the Gesture of Christian Scholarship

Giliomee, Hermann. Die Laaste Afrikanerleiers

Miller, Paul D. American Power and Liberal Order: A Conservative Internationalist Grand Strategy

Countryman, L. William. Living on the Border of the Holy: Renewing the Priesthood of All

Harris, Joseph. Rewriting: How To Do Things With Texts

Next reads:

Bennett, Kyle David. Practices of Love: Spiritual Disciplines for the Life of the World

Wear, Michael. Reclaiming Hope

Welby, Justin. Dethroning Mammon: Making Money Serve Grace

Freeland, Chrystia. Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else

Lane, Belden, C. The Solace of Fierce Landscapes: Exploring Desert and Mountain Spirituality

Ward, Graham. The Politics of Discipleship: Becoming Postmaterial Citizens.

Moyn, Samuel. Christian Human Rights.

Coakley, Sarah. The New Ascetism: Sexuality, Gender and the Quest for God.

Lewis, Harold T. A Church for the Future: South Africa as the Crucible for Anglicanism in a New Century

Williams, Rowan. Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life

Behar, Ruth. The Vulnerable Observor: Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart

Weiss, Robert S. Learning From Strangers: The Art and Method of Qualitative Interview Studies

Emerson, Robert M. et al. Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes

Dreyfus, Hubert L. Skillful Coping: Essays on the Phenomenology of Everyday Perception

Keane, Webb. Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories

Chait, Jonathan. Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail

Bakewell, Sarah. At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others

Perennial references:

Byock, Ira. Dying Well

Garber, Steven. Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good

Hall, Donald. Life Work

Heifetz, Ronald A., Marty Linsky, Alexander Grashow. The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World

Ibarra, Herminia. Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career

Meilaender, Gilbert C. (ed). Working: Its Meaning and Its Limits

Parks, Sharon Daloz. Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Emerging Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith

Parks, Sharon Daloz. Leadership Can Be Taught: A Bold Approach for a Complex World

Seerveld, Calvin. Rainbows for the Fallen World

Whyte, David. Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity

Williams, Dean. Real Leadership


My working bookshelf circa September 2016  

My working bookshelf circa September 2016