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…

Apologetics and the Christian Imagination (Holly Ordway, 2017)

Books

Apologetics both reasonable and imaginative Imagination and reason turn out to be intimately related. If you doubt that consider this common experience: You are…

The Hidden Life of Trees (Peter Wohlleben, 2015)

Books

Trees are not just things When the ancient trees spoke wisely and moved slowly, heroically in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the…

Fire Sermon (Jamie Quatro, 2018)

Books

The depths of desire I have read a lot of good novels over the years, stories that captured my imagination, drawing me into a…

An Inspector Calls (Aisling Walsh, 2015)

Movies

I am responsible for what I know The story of An Inspector Calls occurs in April 1912, and the action takes place in a…

The New Copernicans: An Interview with Author John Seel

Books / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

In his The New Copernicans: Millennials and the Survival of the Church, cultural analyst, social-impact consultant, and author, John Seel, draws attention to a…

Building Wells In a Spiritual Desert

Culture / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

Ranchers have a choice: build fences or dig wells. Wells are the better choice. In the Australian outback there are two main methods of…

Less: A Novel (Andrew Sean Greer, 2017)

Books

A mediocre life searching for love I decided to read the novel, Less by Andrew Greer because it won a Pulitzer this year. “A…