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.

Norse Mythology (Neil Gaiman, 2017)

Books

Ancient stories from icy terrain When I heard that Neil Gaiman was publishing Norse Mythology (2017), a retelling of the ancient Nordic myths I…

Ambition (Erin McGraw)

Books

Ambition carries us into terrible places. I don’t understand why it has such a good reputation. People remark that so-and-so is very ambitious, and…

Dr. Strange (Scott Derrickson, 2016)

Movies

When battles are within and without Stephen Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is a brilliant neurosurgeon with a worldwide reputation and an ego that…

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

Books

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…

The Transformative Power of Story

Art / Culture / Spirituality

“Culture changes,” the Rev. Timothy Keller says, “when a society’s mind, heart, and imagination are captured by new ideas that are developed by thinkers,…

Faithfulness in Political Uncertainty

Discernment / Pluralistic World

Great forces have been unleashed politically, and the ripples set in motion are washing over our world. The 2016 American presidential election revealed that…

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

Books

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

Polarization, reaction and faithfulness

Discernment / Ordinary Life / Spirituality

I like to think that my beliefs are pure, held only because they are demonstrably true, and maintained in a form untouched by the…

Rhiannon Giddens, Freedom Highway (2017)

Music

Singing truth to privilege Some protest music rants angrily over wrongs, but the best shines love on injustice, and thereby allows us to sense…

When Progress Breeds Problems

Culture / Discernment / Pluralistic World

Usually we are simply swept along by progress, and hardly notice how the advances in technology and the marketplace actually work themselves out in…