Looking forward and priming the pump

I am excited as I look forward to meeting many and reconnecting with a few of you next week in Nashville. As a means of priming the pumps and perhaps gaining a little insight into one another (you can learn a lot about a person by looking at his/her bookshelf), and perhaps just to generate some discussion, I’d like to invite everyone who will be in Nashville, as well as those who would like to be, to share what books you are reading/what thinkers have had significant impact on you/whom you are listening to/what thought trends excite you/whose interpretive lens you have appropriated/whose heart beats in tune with yours/etc. & etc. If nothing else, maybe I’ll get a few ideas for my library. Don’t worry, I’ll share my list soon, but for now I have to go pick up dinner.