Category Archives: Books

Batter My Heart

Batter my heart, three-person’d God, for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new. I, like an … Continue reading

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Mr. Kavanaugh Goes to Washington

Allysia Finley has an outstanding article in the October 4th, 2018 Wall Street Journal Opinion section titled, “Will the Senate Kill A Mockingbird?” It’s a great, point-by-point comparison of the treatment Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is receiving with Tom … Continue reading

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Pain & Glory

We ofttimes slog through the valleys of life and the brutal wilderness of loneliness and disappointment in-between the sparkling moments of glory and joy. Continue reading

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Make the Tree Good, or ….

NT Wright is, by any estimation, an incredibly smart and disarmingly gracious man.  Quick to request you call him “Tom”, the former Bishop of Durham and now Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St Mary’s College in … Continue reading

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Forgetting to Remember

I was in the house of a friend once looking over his bookshelf and noticed a hardback volume of an old favorite of mine, one I’d rarely seen in book stores much less a nice hardbound copy like this one. … Continue reading

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God and Guinness

I read a book recently and was so encouraged by it I wanted to introduce you to it and it’s author.  You might be surprised by the title and subject, maybe not, but whatever preconceptions the subject initially arouses in … Continue reading

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Ode to Bill, or, Let the Cream Rise!

Bill Buckley was one of my favorite authors in the halcyon days of my late 20s when I was discovering kindred spirits in all things religious and political.   I cut my politically inclined teeth on Buckley in National Review … Continue reading

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