Thursday Food for Thought

During Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters, the SPU library hosts a reading program that features campus faculty, staff, and student writers. This event is one way we highlight the scholastic achievements of our community, bringing people from across campus together in an informal session to listen to portions of articles and books written by our very own.

This quarter, we launched on October 11th with Todd Rendleman, professor of communication, who packed a full house in our library’s Reading Room with his book Rule of Thumb: Ebert at the Movies. During the engaging Q&A session, Rendleman discussed his personal interactions with Ebert. While his book analyzes Ebert as a movie reviewer, it sounded relatable and gracious in its approach. The library call number for this book is PN1998.3 .R46 2012.


Last week, we again welcomed professor of New Testament and theology, Jack Levison, to the library, where he read from his new book Fresh Air: The Holy Spirit for an Inspired Life. The book takes a more personal approach than other works Levison has published, written in a narrative style that incorporates aspects of himself as scholar, father, and Christian. The call number for this book is BT121.3 .L48 2012.


We’re two fantastic weeks in already, but there are three more weeks of TFFT to come. Today, October 25th, we’ll hear from Daniel Castelo and other School of Theology faculty members who contributed to the book Holiness as a Liberal Art. Pack a meal, join us, and prepare yourself for stimulating lunchtime discussion at the library!

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