In Praise of Wasting Time (Alan Lightman, 2018)

Books / Work and Rest

The pace of kingdom living Alan Lightman, novelist and physicist at MIT, thinks we need to slow down and reflect on how our lives…

Brief Answers to the Big Questions (Stephen Hawking, 2018)

Books / Discernment / Pluralistic World

The Reason for No God My first thought upon picking up Stephen Hawking’s 2018 book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions is that it is…

Poetry: Belly Gunner

Culture / Poetry

Belly Gunner My father’s father flew beneath the mass And sweating steel of allied bomber wings Defending stranger friends both now and past Hunched…

Poetry: A Good Hike

Culture / Poetry

A Good Hike We hike with him a rough and unmarked trail, A park for all ordained as common ground, Our father, boots laced,…

Indivisible (David G. Evans, 2018)

Movies

Living with War: A Job-like wondering met with silence Making their way to Panama in late 1989 to overthrow the drug-running regime of Manuel…

Poetry: Moon and Rain

Poetry

Moon Bloated and precise, a fat circle swollen in its roundness, glowing as if gorged on stars. A hypocrite, acting as if inherently luminous,…

First Reformed (Paul Schrader, 2018)

Movies

The Sickness unto Death First Reformed is a film about depression and despair. While the two may go hand in hand, they are not…