Strong Recommendation for a Great Book

A comic version of A Tale of Two Cities. From WikiCommons.

A few weeks ago, I blogged on the strong connection between The Dark Knight Rises and Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities. When I saw the movie, I was unaware of this connection. Ironically, I had just begun my second time through the novel. I finished A Tale of Two Cities a few [Read More...]

A Kingdom Perspective on Work


I just finished a thoughtful and challenging book by one of my favorite biblical scholars, Ben Witherington III. A top-notch New Testament scholar, Witherington is also an engaging blogger who, I am pleased to say, is part of the Patheos blogging community (see The Bible and Culture). The actual title of the book I just [Read More...]

The Dark Knight Rises: You’ve Seen the Movie, Now Read the Book!

One of my favorite treasures: A leather-bound, antique edition of A Tale of Two Cities. It was a Christmas present from my son, who also love this novel. The illustration of the front cover was added later.

“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” This one of my all-time favorite lines from one of my all-time favorite novels, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. It is [Read More...]

Recommendations for a Nation of Heretics

Ross Douthat at Faith Angle Forum, May 2012

In my last post, I began to comment on Ross Douthat’s new book, Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics. Well, actually, I focused on a recent interview Douthat did with Christianity Today. He does believe that much of American religion, Christianity, in particular, is “bad” because we have lost touch with Christian [Read More...]