Every year, I come across one, maybe two seminal works. There are lots of good books, but few that are must-reads. The past few have been books like A New Kind of Christian and Unfreezing Moves. I’ve only started The Younger Evangelicals, and it looks to be the same kind of book. It’s an important one for two kinds of people: those who can’t figure out what the heck younger “postmodern” Christians are up to, or even who they are; and those who are unhappy with the current state of the church, and are on a quest for something better. A couple of months ago, I sat on the floor at a conference and talked with my wife. We talked about the feeling that there must be more to pastoring and the church than what we’re experiencing. It’s not all wrong, but it does seem like something essential is missing. Books like Webber’s give voice to that growing discontent I and many others are feeling. On a lighter note, I’m also enjoying Chicago 25: The Christmas Album.