Rowan Williams has a great series of lectures on the Gospel of Mark given in Holy Week 2010 during his time as Archbishop of Canterbury.  The audio links are provided below.

The beginning of the gospel – Reading Mark’s Life of Jesus:

1. History & Memory

2. Unveiling Secrets (with separate Q&A)

3. A Lifelong Passion

The series has now been published as a book.



The Strength and Frailty of Hope (by jqgill)


… according to a new book by Renovare.  The list was composed by Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Phyllis Tickle, and Chris Webb among others.  Here is their list:

1.  On the Incarnation  by St. Athanasius
2.  Confessions  by St. Augustine
3.  The Sayings of the Desert Fathers
4.  The Rule of St. Benedict  by St. Benedict
5.  The Divine Comedy  by Dante Alighieri
6.  The Cloud of Unknowing  by Anonymous
7.  Revelations of Divine Love (Showings)  by Julian of Norwich
8.  The Imitation of Christ  by Thomas à Kempis
9.  The Philokalia
10.  Institutes of the Christian Religion  by John Calvin
11.  The Interior Castle  by St. Teresa of Avila
12.  Dark Night of the Soul  by St. John of the Cross
13.  Pensées  by Blaise Pascal
14.  The Pilgrim’s Progress  by John Bunyan
15.  The Practice of the Presence of God  by Brother Lawrence
16.  A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life  by William Law
17.  The Way of a Pilgrim  by Unknown Author
18.  The Brothers Karamazov  by Fyodor Dostoevsky
19.  Orthodoxy  by G. K. Chesterton
20.  The Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins
21.  The Cost of Discipleship  by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
22.  A Testament of Devotion  by Thomas R. Kelly
23.  The Seven Storey Mountain  by Thomas Merton
24.  Mere Christianity  by C. S. Lewis
25.  The Return of the Prodigal Son  by Henri J. M. Nouwen

Ok, so I’m not doing very well, I’ve read The Imitation of Christ and The Brothers Karamazov (both of which are brilliant by the way) and half of The Pilgrim’s Progress (I got bored so gave up!) and I’ve possibly read some or all of Mere Christianity.  Some of these I haven’t even heard of before – The Philokalia anyone.

Katharine Hayhoe, is a climate scientist and associate professor at Texas Tech University.  She also happens to be Canadian as well as a Christian who is married to a pastor of an evangelical bible church in west Texas.  She is known for her efforts in increasing the public understanding of climate science, especially within conservative communities.  (Note: Conservatives and Evangelicals in the US seem to have developed a default position of climate change denial).

She has been featured on Biologos as part of their video blog series:

There is also an interview with her in Yale 360 on how to find common ground in the bitter climate debate.

Here is how she would response to Rick Perry’s (the current Texas governor and Republican US presidential candidate) head-in-the-sand opinions on climate science.

She has also written a book with her husband entitled “A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions” which maybe I’ll get around to reading at some point.

I’ve just come across this new (December 2010) broadcasting series which I thought I would share as it looks like a valuable resource.  Michael Dowd has conducted 38 interviews with a a diverse range of thought leaders broadly around the topic of evolution and Christianity.  The participates include Nobel and Templeton prize winners.

I haven’t yet had the chance to listen to many of them, but I particularly enjoyed the conversation with Charles H. Townes who is 95 years old.  Charles Townes won the Nobel prize in 1964 for contributions to fundamental work in quantum electronics leading to the development of the maser and laser and the Templeton prize in 2005 for progress toward research or discoveries about spiritual realities.

Evolutionary Christianity can be accessed free from and there is also a podcast feed.