Denis Haack

Denis
Denis is the author of The Rest of Success: What the World Didn’t Tell You About Having It All and has written articles for such journals as Reformation & Revival Journal, Eternity, Covenant, and World. He holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis.

Less: A Novel (Andrew Sean Greer, 2017)

Books

A mediocre life searching for love I decided to read the novel, Less by Andrew Greer because it won a Pulitzer this year. “A…

The Cloud of Knowing (Ellis Potter, 2018)

Books

The clouds of scripture and reality Ellis Potter suggests we can best understand reality by seeing it in terms of two great divisions. The…

A Scholar’s Prayer (InterVarsity, 2018)

Faith / Scripture / Spirituality

A prayer for discernment Good friends of ours, Greg and Mary Jane Grooms recently introduced us to a poem, a prayer I have been…

The Post (Steven Spielberg, 2018)

Movies

The free press in a democracy In 1971 the United States was at war in Viet Nam, and I was eligible for the draft.…

Challenges to Christian Ideas

Discernment / Pluralistic World

The facts are relatively simple. Many of our neighbors in our pluralistic world are non-Christians, and so have adopted world and life views that…

Faithfulness, Not Results

Maturity and Flourishing / Ordinary Life

“We are called to a selfless stewardship of all callings, cultures, and creation in a manner that is creative, life affirming, and God honoring,”…

Singularity (Jon Hopkins, 2018)

Music

Music of None Spirituality Music accompanies life because life—and creation itself—generates music, and cannot stop. At the moment of creation, God told Job so…

Albrecht Dürer (Stacey Bieler, 2017)

Books

A restless craving for perfection Artists, like all of us, are partly a product of their time. Whether our posture towards the world is…

On Reading Augustine’s Confessions

Books / Faith / Spirituality

The uneasy feeling I had in anticipation of reading the Confessions was no surprise. I had read it before. It had stunned me—the beauty…