My friend Jimi Calhoun has told his beautiful (and sometimes painful) story of race and grace and rhythm in a new book here. Jimi was a rock-and-roller back in the 60’s and 70’s – played with Hendrix, Dr. John, Leon Patillo, and lots of other icons of the era. He compares and mostly contrasts how racial matters worked out in the rock and roll world and in the church world. There’s much to learn from this man and this book.
Kevin Roose’s amazing and well-written tale of a year at Liberty University goes on sale tomorrow – The Unlikely Disciple. Read about it here.
If you haven’t picked up Diana Butler Bass’s A People’s History of Christianity, do so soon. It’s delightful and needed.
Here’s the musical response to Everything Must Change performed at Highland Baptist in Louisville a few weeks back …
JoPa Productions has two amazing events coming up in September – one with Jurgen Moltmann and one with 21 leaders speaking for 21 minutes on faith in the 21st century. Check it out here.
My friend Karen Sloan is helping form Formation House – a community for people interested in exploring intentional Christian community. This looks like a promising and beautiful venture. More info here. If you’re possibly interested in joining them for a year of “life together,” now is the time to apply.