Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen (Linda Heywood, 2017)

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The story of Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen is both fascinating and important. Fascinating because too many of us know too little of…

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS (Joby Warrick, 2015)

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The Story of ISIS If you are like me, a great deal of the conflict that roils the Middle East is rather unclear. Perhaps…

Pushed Into a Hostile World

Art / Books

Historical consistency is certainly one of the unique marks of Christianity. Christians proclaim the exclusive claims of Jesus as we respond to Jesus’ own…

Finding Livelihood (Nancy Nordenson, 2014)

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Contemplating work and rest I’m not certain I can describe this clearly, but I’ll try. There are two sorts of nonfiction books worth reading.…

The Art of Mary McCleary

Art / Books

I have never seen a work by Mary McCleary in person but wish I could. She makes collages, merging pieces of string, bits of…

The Faithfulness of Sadao Watanabe

Art / Books

I remember when I first fell in love with the art of printmaking. Somehow I came across the woodblock print by Albrecht Durer, Four…

Darwinism falters over language

Books / Pluralistic World

If you have never read Tom Wolfe, you will have to take my word for it that he loves language. As a journalist, novelist…

Black Ops Advertising (Mara Einstein, 2016)

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Blurring lines, ads go undercover Not too long ago it seemed that the understanding was that there should be a bright line drawn between…

Just What Are We Doing?

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Early in America’s War for the Greater Middle East, Andrew Bacevich relates a simple yet striking fact. “From the end of World War II…

Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson, 2014)

Books / Community

A story of justice and redemption The title I’ve chosen for this review is the subtitle of the book, Just Mercy I am eagerly…