And now, says the poet, there is another way. It is not your way. You would not have imagined this alternative way nor been able to predict it, and you surely cannot control it. There is a way into the future of your life, because God is at work doing strange, wondrous things for you… Continue reading A Way Other Than Our Own by Walter Brueggemann
Did you hear that? It's the magical sound of every radio station around switching their songs to Christmas music. I love it! Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year, and a huge part of that is Advent. There's nothing like really preparing for Christmas by focusing on the real reason we celebrate. So… Continue reading Advent for Everyone!
There is a song by Sara Groves called "Add to the Beauty" that I try to listen to at least once every morning--either while I'm getting ready to leave home or while I'm driving up I-75 to work. Over the years this song has become a daily reminder of some of the things I value… Continue reading Gilead and the Gift of Fiction
Happy Sunday, and happy first weekend of football season! I'm using this long weekend to get caught up on graduate work and blog posts--it's been far too long since I've shared a book review with you. I like to read lots of different genres, and I know that not everyone likes the different types of… Continue reading Hope Heals by Katherine and Jay Wolf
If you're like me and you grew up going to church, it's very likely that you're familiar with the story of David and Goliath. And even if you didn't grow up in church, it's one of those Bible stories we all seem to know. Well, in his book Goliath Must Fall, Louie Giglio takes this… Continue reading Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio
Over the last few weeks, I've tried several times to write a post about Silence by Shusaku Endo, but I haven't been able to organize my thoughts into any coherent structure. I don't think any short blog post can do this novel justice, but here we go. If you've never heard of this novel before, it was… Continue reading The Book I Can’t Write About
Merry Christmas! I'm so thankful for all of you who have followed along with this Advent read along this season. I don't have a lot to share with you tonight, as I'm sure you've heard Christmas message after Christmas message this weekend. I thought I'd share my favorite passages from this week's reading and call… Continue reading #Book50ReadAlong: Week Four