Teach Us to Want: A Book Review

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In a culture where our wants and needs often become indistinguishable, God spends a lot of time listening to people who only talk about themselves – protect me, comfort me, heal or fix me, give me, etc. Sometimes this gets folded right into our faith lives like onions and green pepper into an omelet. On [Read More...]

C. S. Lewis on Education

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Alister McGrath’s new book If I Had Lunch With C.S. Lewis walks the reader through imaginary sittings with Lewis where he would mentor his listeners through major life issues and questions. One of those life issues is hidden in plain sight. We’re so used to seeing Lewis as a Christian apologist and storyteller that we forget that [Read More...]

Between Heaven and Earth: A Review

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Hope comes in a lot of flavors and colors and it doesn’t matter whether we’re religious/spiritual or not. Hope is whatever drags us from one day into the next one. When we stop having reasons that make us do that, life gets bleak pretty quickly. Even more, when our “hope” doesn’t have enough elastic in [Read More...]

Learning to Appreciate Hip-Hop: A Review of “Freestyle”

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Question of the day: how does a 63-year-old white guy in Detroit who doesn’t care for hip-hop (although when hip-hop and “disco” appeared about the same time, I was glad hip-hop won out) review a book by an inner-city pastor from Dallas describing himself as a voice to the hip-hop generation? Answer: we major on [Read More...]

What Happens in Lent Doesn’t Stay in Lent

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In a world where the only sacrifices that seems justifiable are those made in our own self-interest, there comes the annual observance of Lent for large tracts of Christianity. For forty days, observers give up habits and swear off desires as a spiritual discipline sharpening their focus on God and culminating in Easter. In my [Read More...]

Rich in Years: A Book Review

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Book Review: Rich in Years: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Long Life By Johann Christoph Arnold Edith Imhoff passed through life known by almost no one. I was one of the fortunate exceptions. During the Jesus Movement of the late sixties, she lived in the county seat town where I went to college. Before [Read More...]

Taste Every Moment: A Review of “Death by Living”

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In your average Coldstone ice cream shop, you have your pedestrian tastes (strawberry and chocolate) and some esoteric ones (tastefully outside the box). N.D. Wilson, author of the new book, Death By Living, is on the faculty of an interesting educational venture out in Idaho called New St. Andrews College. He writes fantasy fiction for [Read More...]


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