The Politics of Ministry (Burns, Chapman, & Guthrie, 2019)

Books

In school there was always a sigh of disappointment when our professor assigned us to work in groups. Having to deal with others always…

Poetry: A Constellation

Poetry

Faithfully shining this fam’ly of stars Patiently pointing in radiant song Wheeling in motion to music they sing The love in the law of…

Conspiracy (Frank Pierson, 2001)

Movies

What does evil look like? Once upon a time the face of evil was easily recognizable at least in the movies. It looked like…

The Lord’s Prayer (Wesley Hill, 2019)

Books

The Lord’s Prayer It is hard to pray in our world of advanced modernity, even for those of us who believe in prayer. We…

Firstfruits of a New Creation (Doug Serven, editor, 2019)

Books

Firstfruits of a New Creation Several years ago, I set aside time to attend a lecture series by Jerram Barrs. As I was about…

Excerpt: Firstfruits of a New Creation

Books

"Tears as a spark of fire" an excerpt from “Apologetic Communication” by Zack Eswine in Firstfruits of a New Creation: Essays Honoring Jerram Barrs…

Poetry: Advent Reflection

Poetry

Advent Reflection It is said, the end of a thing is in the beginning. There were angels in both places: at first they frightened…

Poetry: Awakenings

Poetry

The sky held a smokelike hue as the simmering substance of fire began to arise, sculpting away vagueness, uncloaking ambiguities, gathering the world to…

A Gentleman in Moscow (Amor Towles, 2016)

Books

Faithfulness in exile - a review of the novel A Gentleman in Moscow The year is 1922. Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, a 32-year old Russian…

Amazing Grace (Alan Elliot & Sydney Pollack, 2018)

Movies / Music

The power of gospel The gospel music tradition has its roots in the 17th century with Christian hymns and spirituals sung in black churches,…