Thursday, May 7, 2009

Question about Hispanic Nashville Notebook's age-ranking leads to impressively endorsed The Sacredness of Questioning Everything, by David Dark

Almost 6 or barely 10, depending on how you look at it

I'm going on six years of blogging at the Hispanic Nashville Notebook, but this isn't the oldest blog in Nashville. A quick newspaper search reminded me of Busy Mom Blog and The Homeless Guy, who started blogging in Nashville before October 2003, when this site went live.

In April 1999, I started keeping the physical Hispanic Nashville Notebook - printed copies of various stories in a ringed binder. So it's been 10 years of the Notebook if you look at it that way. Maybe I should pull out some of those old stories and print excerpts here - perhaps starting with the stories on the formation of the two Hispanic chambers.

When I hopped over to The Homeless Guy's blog for this story, I noticed he recently linked to a new book by a mutual friend of ours and fellow Nashvillian, David Dark. The Sacredness of Questioning Everything has some heavy-hitter evangelical endorsements, from the likes of Eugene Peterson and Brian McLaren:
David Dark is my favorite critic of the people’s culture of America and the Christian faith. He brings a deep sense of reverence to every book he reads, every song he hears, every movie he sees, but it is a discerning reverence—attentive to truth and Jesus wherever he comes on them. He is also a reliable lie detector. And not a dull sentence in the book. — Eugene Peterson, professor emeritus of spiritual theology, translator of The Message

David Dark is one of our wisest authors, and I plan to read everything he writes. The Sacredness of Questioning Everything will comfort questioners, doubters, and skeptics with assurance that their questions can be faithful, and it will challenge the complacent with an ethical summons to wonder. It invites everything to give life—and faith—a second thought, and did I mention that it’s beautifully written? — Brian McLaren, Author, Everything Must Change
For you audiobook readers, the Homeless Guy points to a free audio download of The Sacredness of Questioning Everything.

Video by David Goehring. Licensed under Creative Commons.

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