I’m a voracious reader and love sharing the insights I draw from that reading via reviews and other posts on this blog as well as in the teaching that I do. I read widely in areas of history, biography, literary and science fiction, science writing, mysteries, and even a book or two on baseball! And I read deeply in the area of theology as part of my work in collegiate ministry. I hope the blog will be a meeting place for anyone who cares about good literature, who loves books and reading, and wants to talk about ideas that matter. We live in an amazingly diverse mosaic of peoples and ideas which can either be the source of endless conflict or the opportunity for rich engagement with one another across our differences in pursuing together goodness, truth, and beauty in our world. My hope is that this blog will contribute to the latter.