Jeffrey B. Speaks

Theologian, Philosopher, Naturalist

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The Best of 2022: A Reading List

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post.  Work and family life gets a little hectic around the end of the semester and the Christmas season.  Since 2022 is wrapping up today, I thought I would write a New Year’s post by sharing my favorite books I read this year!  Hope you find some ones to…

Not Safe, but Good

[In the spring of 2020, I was a Teaching Fellow for the class Christianity Engaging Modernity at Boston University’s School of Theology.  The course was a required class for all master’s students in STH and was a combination of historical theology and church history, from the beginning of the enlightenment to the present.  Halfway through the course,…

Read Your Enemies

[Pictured: my daughter (age 2) next to my copy of the Church Dogmatics] Like most bookish types, my bedside table is often a repository for books.  That pile fluctuates quite a bit in size, anywhere from 1 book to staggering piles of 30 or more books that threaten the stability of my marriage – come on,…

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