June 3, 2013

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May 27, 2013

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May 26, 2013

Strange Gods is the new book by Elizabeth Scalia. Written from a Catholic perspective, Scalia is masterful in her unfolding of “other gods” that stand in the way of the one true God. One chapter that’s worth the price of the book is called “The Idol of Technology.” It’s an excellent presentation of how the “illusory world” of the Internet can detract us from the “real world” of human beings and become an idol in itself. While the Internet has… Read more

May 24, 2013

Today I interview Ray Edwards. Ray is a Christian businessman – a copywriter by trade. There’s a lot of confusion today among the Christian community on the matters of having a business and the ethics of marketing. I caught up with Ray to ask him some questions about these topics, as he’s a seasoned expert in the field. For those of you who are like me and give much of your income to the poor, you’ll want to learn how… Read more

May 22, 2013

Today, I want to introduce you to two incredible graphic designers. One is Ralph Polendo. I recently found out about Ralph’s work. Ralph created the cover for my eBook Rethinking the Will of God (Revised). (This is a free eBook to everyone who subscribes to the blog via Email. New subscribers will receive it at the beginning of each new month.) Ralph has created other book covers as well, such as To Preach or Not to Preach. (more…) Read more

May 15, 2013

Eyes of the Heart by Christine Valters Paintner is a book that unfold photography as a Christian spiritual practice. Paintner explains how the camera can help people open the eyes of their heart. She draws heavy on the spiritual writers of the past who talk much about seeing the invisible realm. I know zero about photography, albeit, I’m a visual person and love good art. This book seeks to blend spiritual reflection with photographs. Here are some reactions by early… Read more

May 13, 2013

Troubled Minds by Amy Simpson is a book about mental illness and the church’s mission. Some stats: Mental illness is the #1 cause of disability in North America. 1 in 4 adults – 25% of Americans 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable form of mental illness in a given year. Almost 12 million people in the USA have a serious or chronic mental illness such as depression, schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder. Antipsychotics are the top selling medicine in the… Read more

May 10, 2013

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April 28, 2013

In Recipe for Joy, Robin Davis — an author who writes about food — vowed that she would never move do three things. One had to do with moving to a certain state, the other had to do with getting married, and the other had to do with becoming a person of faith. Well . . . God had other plans. All three things ended up happening in her life. In Recipe for Joy, Robin crafts together her personal narrative of… Read more

April 25, 2013

Warning: The photo captions contain V-bonics . . . just to brighten your day. 🙂 I’m just a young kid with a dream . . . but my childhood dream of pitching in the Majors didn’t quite pan out. My middle name is Anthony, by the way. Can you believe that? 🙁 Please tell me I’m better looking than this guy! Dat photo certainly not be me. So to put any confusion to rest, as God is my witness –… Read more

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