Produced and edited by Melissa Kiser of the Allen County Public Library.
Hello! If you’re here because of being invited at the “Longing for the City” talk Wednesday night, welcome! I’ll post lists of recommended books and resources on this Web site as time permits. Plus, if you have recommendations, please leave a comment here. Thanks for coming!
In an essay with the provocative title, “Bring me my arrows of desire: cities shaped by love,” Gayle Doornbos writes a review of Philip Bess’s book, “Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Sacred.” For those who are unaware, Bess is a Notre Dame architecture professor who spoke to a Fort Wayne audience […]
(Jon) I plan on posting information and news about Philip Bess in advance of his lecture on April 16 at the downtown library. In that spirit, I found this review at Campus Magazine Online of Bess’ book, “Till We Have Found Jerusalem.” Those who are politically conservative are rightly suspicious of new-fangled sounding ideas about […]
(Jon) I’m getting inspired by Dietrich Bonhoeffer‘s “Life Together,” and I have yet to get beyond the introduction. Here are two quotes from the book’s intro that ring true: “The sin of respectable people reveals itself in flight from responsibility.” — Bonhoeffer’s friend Eberhard Bethge “For him Christianity could never be merely intellectual theory, doctrine […]