Denis Haack

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.

Drawing a Line With Idiots

Discernment / Exercises / The Skill

I know, I know. My mother always told me not to call anyone an idiot, but really, what other word will do? I’ve just…

When to Argue or Not

Community / Discernment / Pluralistic World

Sometimes I swear it feels like everyone has become the worst sort of fundamentalist: quick to argue, slow to listen, no, unable to listen,…

How Do You Know That? (Ellis Potter, 2016)


On believing, knowing and finding “Epistemology,” Ellis Potter insists, “is not a disease” (p. 9). It is also not something boring we can ignore.…

Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 (Carlos Eire, 2016)


A necessary, perilous venture I ordered Carlos Eire’s new book because I am entranced with his earlier one, Waiting for Snow in Havana (2003).…

Mink River (Bryan Doyle, 2010)


An extraordinary ordinary Neawanaka is a tiny village on the Oregon coast, a place where people have lived longer than the stories tell, on…

Living in a Boring Cosmos

Culture / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

Consider being alone, still, in complete silence. It can be a precious relief, a lovely respite from noise, and busyness, and demands, and people.…

Be of Good Courage

Faith / Scripture / Spirituality

It might be wise to resurrect a biblical greeting that was used when God’s people faced uncertain times—“Be of good courage.” The story goes…

St. Augustine on the Just Society

Books / Culture / Spirituality

"It is only in God that human beings find fulfillment and perfection. If they have no sense of God, they have no sense of…