Denis Haack

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.

Russian Doll (Leslye Headland, Jamie Babbit, Natasha Lyonne, 2019)


Playing with time, reality and death Russian Dollis not a movie. It’s a Netflix (2019) series of eight half hour programs that I binge…

Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts: Bearing Witness to the Triune God (Jeremy Begbie, 2018)

Art / Books

Art and transcendence The West today is secularized, meaning that increasingly it is believed that human purpose and flourishing can be achieved without reference…

Leadership in Turbulent Times (Doris Kearns Goodwin, 2018)

Books / Pluralistic World

Studies in leadership Doris Kearns Goodwin is the best sort of historian: a careful scholar who teaches by telling compelling stories. In Leadership in…

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…

Random reflections on lying

Discernment / Faith / Maturity and Flourishing / Scripture

“I’d like to move next February,” my mother told me. She looked me in the eye intently and repeated herself. “I’m going to move…

On being chided and rebuked

Community / Ordinary Life / Spirituality

A good friend chided me for showing frustration instead of patience with some friends. Actually, the correct term is rebuked, but “chided,” sounds better…

More Challenges to Christian Ideas

Discernment / Faith / Pluralistic World

In every age and generation and culture Christian belief and practice has been challenged. That’s only to be expected since Christianity, following Christ who…

Busy, fast and distracted

Ordinary Life / Pluralistic World / Work and Rest

Last month I sat in a coffee shop in Portsmouth, NH —if you are ever in that lovely coastal city do have coffee at…