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.

Silence (Martin Scorcese, 2016)


The silence beyond all enduring I read Shusaku Endo’s novel Silence a few years after it was first published in English in 1969. I…

Sapiens (Yuval Harari, 2015) and Homo Deus (Yuval Harari, 2017)


A Secular Story Yuval Noah Harari, who teaches world history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, knows the importance of myth and story. Ideas,…

Every Moment Holy (2017)


When We Wonder How to Pray I make my living with words. Still, I often run out of them at just the wrong moment.…

Light in a Darkened Room

Books / Movies

When I teach on film and have the chance to recommend books I always include the ones written by Roy Anker. In fact, I…

When to Argue or Not

Community / Discernment / Pluralistic World

Sometimes I swear it feels like everyone has become the worst sort of fundamentalist: quick to argue, slow to listen, no, unable to listen,…

How Do You Know That? (Ellis Potter, 2016)


On believing, knowing and finding “Epistemology,” Ellis Potter insists, “is not a disease” (p. 9). It is also not something boring we can ignore.…

Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 (Carlos Eire, 2016)


A necessary, perilous venture I ordered Carlos Eire’s new book because I am entranced with his earlier one, Waiting for Snow in Havana (2003).…