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.

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…

The Birth of the Christian Worldview

Discernment / Scripture / Spirituality

Imagine a citizen of Rome thinking about the world the year Herod Antipas became tetrarch of Galilee—4 bc, the historians reckon. There are skirmishes…

Old Myths Resurrected

Pluralistic World / Spirituality

Some of the most popular films today depict ancient pagan gods as superheroes. The Avengers (2012), for example, directed by Joss Whedon, one of…