The Seamless Life (Steven Garber, 2020)

Books / Faith / Ordinary Life / Spirituality

The Seamless Life Over many years of mentoring and teaching, Steve Garber has rightly insisted that the Lordship of Christ should transform our view…

“He will exult over you” – A funeral sermon

Ordinary Life

“He will exult over you with loud singing”            A funeral sermon for my mother, Marjorie Haack by Denis Haack…

The Millennial Existential Experience

Maturity and Flourishing / Pluralistic World

He stood out in a room of forty balding pastors. Most were old and graying with the settled paunch of a largely inactive lifestyle.…

The Last Straw

Creation / Ordinary Life

The Last Straw I think it was the video of a plastic straw stuck up the nostril of a sea tortoise leaking blood and…

Going Home

Faith / Family / Ordinary Life

Going Home We are saddened by the recent death of Denis’ mother. At the same time just when we’d almost lost hope of spring…

Our Planet (David Attenborough; 2019)

Creation / Movies

Wonder and stewardship Each episode of Our Planet (2019) opens with the same dazzling image. The camera is in space, hovering above the surface of…

A History of the World in 6 Glasses (Tom Standage; 2005)

Books / Ordinary Life

Drinking over time This book is good summer reading—a story full of odd facts, fascinating historical connections and humorous anecdotes that I didn’t really…

Race, Economics and Apologetics: Is There a Connection? (Luke Bobo; 2019)

Books / Community / Pluralistic World / Scripture

Embodying the gospel Margie and I heard Luke Bobo—no stranger to the pages of Critique—speak on this topic and hoped to publish his talk.…

Musing on the Physical

Creation / Ordinary Life

Reading the Word: Musing on the physical Some natural beauty is quiet and surprising, like the tiny flower with delicate white petals and bright yellow…

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…