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November 20, 2013
Peeta Already Kicks Ass, No Blood Needed
In the run up to the release of Catching Fire, the second Hunger Games movie,...
November 19, 2013
Disenchanting the Villain
First Things has a review up that I liked very much of a Macbeth that the...
November 14, 2013
All Parenthood in a Day
In his memoir Living by Faith, Dwelling in Doubt, Kyle Cupp tells two interwoven stories:...
November 11, 2013
Mormons, Genre Fiction, and (No) Full Frontal Snogging
In Mark Oppenheimer’s most recent column in the New York Times, he speaks to a...
October 29, 2013
The Ones Who Walk Away from Dresediel Lex
Max Gladstone's Two Serpents Rise, is his second book in the Craft sequence and falls chronologically...
October 28, 2013
Q&A with Max Gladstone (Part 2)
This is the second part of my interview with Max Gladstone, the author of Three Parts...
October 27, 2013
Q&A with Max Gladstone (Part 1)
On October 29th, Max Gladstone will release his second novel, Two Serpents Rise. His first novel...
October 10, 2013
Christianity in Three Books
Rod Dreher has asked his readers, and the internet at large, what three books they...
September 26, 2013
What ornate vestments you have, Father! All the better to…
Because my computer has shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the...
September 22, 2013
Recommendations for the Lives of the Saints
I've just finished reading Sigrid Undset's life of Catherine of Siena, and I'm a little...
September 17, 2013
The Strain of Pride
I've read most of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, but I'd never gotten around to his Tiffany...
August 25, 2013
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Atonement?
Eve Tushnet visited “Atonement: Stories About Confession, Redemption and Making Amends” (a night of true stories...
July 14, 2013
Intuition Pumps and Other (sometimes extraneous) Tools for Thinking
Daniel Dennett has written three or four quite good books in 2013. It so happens...
June 04, 2013
Modern Stoicism – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
A number of my friends have gotten more interested in Stoicism of late and have...
June 01, 2013
Strange Idols and Strange Identities
In Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life, Elizabeth Scalia has a simple definition...
May 26, 2013
Anyone have an ideological immersion course?
Yesterday, Chris Hallquist put up a post in the Atheism channel titled "Everyone in America...
January 23, 2013
Questing for God in Land of Faerie
Fare Forward, a new Christian magazine has just released its third issue. Some articles are...
January 22, 2013
Pulling Off the New Vulgarity
I am cautiously optimistic for Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby, though, like pretty much...
January 13, 2013
An Outward-Oriented Marriage
I received a free review copy of The Sacred Search by Gary Thomas as part of the Patheos Book...
January 09, 2013
But Aren’t Saints Dreadfully Dull?
Tonight I'm seeing Les Miserables for the third time (there have been various outings as people...
January 03, 2013
Let’s have a Math-Theology Bookclub!
Guys, my life is really really wonderful right now. I just found out about the existence of...
December 31, 2012
Mormon Enthusiasm for the Self-Made Man
I received a free review copy of The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life as...
December 30, 2012
How do you finish being angry?
This review of Lawrence Cunningham's The Seven Deadly Sins: A Visitor's Guide is part of the...
December 29, 2012
The Inspector Javert Medley [Sequence Index]
I may not have drawn little hearts in my middle school notebooks labelled "Leah +...
December 27, 2012
Give Me (and Javert) a Firm Place to Stand
While googling to nail down some of Javert's lyrics, I ended up on his IMDB...
December 26, 2012
Javert: No Quarter Asked or Given
I first saw Les Miserables when I was in middle school, I think, and I was...
December 23, 2012
Everything You Wanted to Know About the Birth of Christ (but were afraid to tweet @Pontifex)
I received a comped copy of this book for review, but have not taken any other compensation nor...
December 14, 2012
7 Hobbit Takes
--- 1 --- I've been nervous about seeing The Hobbit since I saw this passage in...
December 09, 2012
This Prayer Book is a Stub…
This month, the Patheos Book Club is reading Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old and...
November 30, 2012
7 Quick Book Recommendations
Tis the season for finding gifts, and how could you possibly do better than books?...
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