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For me 2011 was, let’s say “difficult”. I had a lot on my plate: work, parenting, separation, divorce, an impending layoff, a new job, 2 moves, and learning how to date again. Keeping up with my still-growing reading list was...

I Still Like Books 0

I Still Like Books

About a year ago I wrote a short (and poorly constructed) love letter to books. A few of my friends were quite excited about finally getting their own Kindles, but I didn’t think I’d ever want an e-reader, if I...

No. 11: Save the World on Your Own Time 0

No. 11: Save the World on Your Own Time

I became familiar with Stanley Fish through his column in the New York Times. I’ve always enjoyed his writing, and I usually agree with his positions on education; but I’ve never looked any further. I actually decided to pick up...

No. 7: The Golden City 1

No. 7: The Golden City

Back in 2005 I was wandering through Borders and saw a cover that caught my eye. That’s how I usually buy books. Every once in a while I pick based on a recommendation or name recognition, but usually there’s just...

Almost Book 5 (I gave it my best shot) 1

Almost Book 5 (I gave it my best shot)

Late last year, Douglas Estes, New Testament professor at Western Seminary, posted at a few well-known blogs some thoughts from his upcoming book about virtual or online churches—SimChurch. His arguments there weren’t well developed or supported, but he attributed that...

No. 3: Knowing God 3

No. 3: Knowing God

J.I. Packer is a theological giant in Reformed circles. Because I’ve only just become aware of reformed theology over the last three years or so, through the preaching of Mark Driscoll and Matt Chandler, I hadn’t read any of his...

No. 2: The Lightning Thief 0

No. 2: The Lightning Thief

I’ve loved Greek mythology since I first read the stories of Icarus and Narcissus. At some point in childhood I’d memorized the pantheon, the associated Roman names, and the slight differences between the Greek and Roman versions. Even Kevin Sorbo...

No. 1: What Color is a Conservative? 0

No. 1: What Color is a Conservative?

I found it ironic that on the same day that political leaders are dealing with the insightful idiocy that was Harry Reid’s “Negro dialect” comments recorded in Mark Halperin’s new book Game Change,I finished reading the memoir of a dark-skinned...

No. 0: The Flash: The Human Race 3

No. 0: The Flash: The Human Race

This trade is actually two stories, “The Human Race” and “The Black Flash”. I enjoyed the former, not the latter. In “The Human Race”, Wally West — The Flash — is chosen by some intergalactic gamblers to run in an...