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.

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…

Arrival (Denis Villeneuve, 2016)

Movies

A gift from beyond the horizons of time The plot of this movie is relatively simple: twelve massive spaceships suddenly appear at various points…

Reality and current events

Culture

Occasionally I come across something that was written in the past, sometimes in the far past, and wonder how it could be so relevant…

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…