2016 was the first year I had the gift of teaching graduate theology classes all year long. Over the course of the year at Hatchery LAwhere I am Director of Theology and the Humanities, taught a few different classes including Cultural Exegesis, Schools of Thought, Church & Culture, and Intro to Hebrew Scriptures with Walter Breuggemann. It is hard to describe how much I have enjoyed it. On top of these classes, the students at the Hatchery all got to pick their own texts to read over the summer and I read along with them so we could unpack it together. That meant I have read over 40 books just for the classes here and these have been my favorites from the year