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June 19, 2015
Did you know that there is such a thing as bibliotherapy, in which counselors will...
June 18, 2015
My daughter’s new book: Teaching kids about church
Do you have little kids who squirm and whine and have no idea what is...
June 02, 2015
God from above vs. God from below
I've started working through the Christian Year of Grace by Johann Spangenberg, a contemporary of...
June 02, 2015
Flannery O’Connor gets a stamp
The ferocious Christian author Flannery O'Connor will appear on a postage stamp. It will...
May 29, 2015
Laura Ingalls Wilder rediscovered
Some weeks ago, I blogged about the publication of Laura Ingalls Wilder's memoir, entitled Pioneer...
May 27, 2015
Luther’s notes to “Freedom of a Christian” discovered
A first edition of Luther's classic treatise "The Freedom of a Christian," dated 1520, has...
May 20, 2015
“God is in every syllable”
Popular author James Reston, Jr., has written a book entitled Luther's Fortress: Martin Luther and...
April 24, 2015
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s latest best-seller
Back in the 1930's, an elderly woman wrote a memoir about her life on the...
April 08, 2015
A pro-abortion children’s book
A new children's book, entitled Sister Apple, Sister Pig, is an attempt to teach children...
April 02, 2015
Herbert’s Maundy Thursday poem
I've posted this poem before, since it's maybe my favorite poem by George Herbert. But...
March 12, 2015
Was Tolkien a libertarian?
An essay in the Intercollegiate Review explores J. R. R. Tolkien's political views. He said...
March 04, 2015
A Lutheran reading list
Thanks for those suggestions about funny reading and serious reading. They are very helpful and...
March 03, 2015
“Wizard of Oz” and the Indians
The Oneida tribe has been leading the charge against the Washington Redskins' name. But now...
February 24, 2015
The digital generation prefers print on paper
I really enjoy my Kindle. But when it comes to reading scholarly works, I need...
February 20, 2015
New Dr. Seuss manuscripts discovered
Not only are we getting a new book based on the discovery of a long...
February 19, 2015
Harper Lee’s not-so-new novel
Quite a few novelists--Joseph Heller, J. D. Salinger, Ralph Ellison--have written one great novel, but...
February 18, 2015
One of my customary Lenten observances is always to read some heavy-duty theology or some...
February 17, 2015
The 12 Funniest Books Ever Written?
In the spirit of Fat Tuesday, in which we go through our cupboards to use...
February 06, 2015
A tale of two reading lists
Annie Holmquist compares a middle school reading list from 1908 to one from today. It...
February 05, 2015
T.S. Eliot as inventor of the Hipster
Literary scholar Karen Swallow Prior is kind enough to credit me for mentoring her through...
January 27, 2015
C. S. Lewis on the evils of statism
Statism is the belief that the government should control or dominate all, or much, of...
January 23, 2015
Finding the lost texts of classical antiquity?
The writings of the ancient Greeks and Romans helped form our civilization, and their rediscovery...
January 06, 2015
Epiphany as both theological and literary term
Today is Epiphany, a day and a season in the church year that I especially...
January 02, 2015
The Hobbit movie as “tedious havoc”
I was greatly disappointed in the third part of Peter Jackson's makeshift trilogy based on...
December 24, 2014
So how is “The Hobbit”?
The final movie of the Hobbit trilogy has already made $350 million world-wide, though the...
December 19, 2014
Christianity Today’s 2015 Book Awards
Christianity Today has announced its 2015 Book Awards. Two titles are recognized in the categories...
December 16, 2014
What a Shakespeare folio does not prove
A copy of the 1623 folio of Shakespeare's collected plays has been discovered as part...
December 04, 2014
My new book on the imagination
I have published a new book, one that I collaborated on with Matt Ristuccia, an...
December 01, 2014
Death comes to a mystery writer
The British mystery writer P. D. James has died at age 94. She took a...
November 07, 2014
The 100 best Christian books
An Anglican site has compiled a list of The 100 best Christian books. Of course,...
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