2013: some favourites, some thanks

Amidst all that I have read, re-read, listened to and watched during this past year, I am especially grateful for having read, re-read, listened to, and watched the following:


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I am equally grateful to those readers of this blog, and to those fellow wayfarers in blogdom, who have recommended some of these gems.

I am grateful too that this year has seen the birth of three books that I have either written or edited – Hallowed Be Thy Name: The Sanctification of All in the Soteriology of P. T. ForsythDescending on Humanity and Intervening in History: Notes from the Pulpit Ministry of P. T. Forsyth, and, most recently, ‘Tikkun Olam’ To Mend the World: A Confluence of Theology and the Arts. I hope that each of these prove beneficial – and rollicking good fun – for those who take up and read them.

As 2013 approaches expiration, I wish to sincerely thank readers of Per Crucem ad Lucem for stopping by, for reading my periphrastic prose, for offering comment (both online and via email), and for subscribing to and linking to posts. I hope that you have been blessed by what and by who you have encountered here, and I look forward to continuing a further leg or two of the pilgrimage with you. Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou ki a koutou katoa.


  1. An impressive list, indeed. I feel quite intimidated. Regarding movies, I saw “Iron Man 3” “Thor: The Dark World,” and “The Desolation of Smaug.” Hmm, now I’m feeling even worse. :)


  2. If it makes you feel less intimidated, I also saw Tron: Legacy, and read Burial Rites by Hannah Kent – both were, shall we say, well below par. I’m planning to see the new Hobbit flick soon, but after the first instalment I’m less than hopeful that it will prove a satisfying experience.


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