Peter Rollins: How (Not) to Speak of God
My new favorite book. It has been said that deconstruction is love. Here is faith and truth and community well loved, and the most hopeful book about what it might mean to belong to Jesus that I have read in a long time.
Robert M. Pirsig: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
This is the book beyond categories that everyone wishes they could write. A road book, a redemptive story, philosophy, metaphysics, and motorcycle repair. For me, it is a book about the flavor and danger of truth, maybe it would be something else for you, read it and let me know.
John Barnes: One for the Morning Glory
It's out of print, but it's one of my favorite books. Think 13 Clocks, or the Princess Bride, only better, more true somehow.
James N. Powell: Postmodernism for Beginners
Everything I know about postmodern thought, I learned from this comic book.
Scott Mccloud: Understanding Comics
So many things, interesting discussions of the definition and purpose of art, exploration of the power of imagery, and an overview of the genre of comics, all in comic book form. I like it.
Frederick Buechner: Godric
Not everyone loves this book like I do, so I can't guarantee you are going to like it, but for me, this is the most true feeling story about faith I have ever read.
Hello, I'm Michael Toy.
I'd like to think I am such a complex and interesting person that there is no way you could summarize me in this tiny little space, but that probably isn't true.
Right now, I work in the Silicon Valley, providing technological muscle tempered with some experience and wisdom to whatever random startup I happen to be most interested in.
I also write and perform spoken word poem-like outbursts, when I can find a room of interested people.
I can also be found in the middle of a conversation/friendship which extends across time and space referred to as "The Emergent Conversation", which is simply what happens when a group of people get together and talk about trying to make sense of what it means to be people of faith who don't accept the current formulations of what a "person of faith" is supposed to do.
You will probably find all of these things, and more, in my blog. I hope you find something enjoyable.
golf, cooking, filmmaking, basketball, postmodern christianity