Finding Livelihood (Nancy Nordenson, 2014)

Books

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)

Books

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?

Books

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…

Music Born of Faith

Books / Music

Most people have heard the music of Arvo Pärt—even if they are unaware of it. It has been featured in the soundtracks of numerous…

Engaging the New Atheists (III): Resources

Books / Pluralistic World

For those who would like a few resources to help think through the claims of the New Atheists, I will suggest three. The first…

A Guided Walk through The Institutes

Books

Last year a friend heard that I was re-reading John Calvin’s Institutes, and wondered why I would take the time. He said it was…