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.

Discernment Exercise: Can We Vote Christianly?

Discernment / Exercises

Unless you really like politics, it’s rather hard, sometimes—let’s be honest—to get very enthusiastic about most elections. The constant barrage of commercials, the phone…

Reformed Iconography: The Art of James Disney

Art / Visual Art

We were eating lunch when James Disney suddenly said, “I see a landscape.” We were not talking about landscapes at that moment, or about…

Bruce Bezaire: Meticulous Renderings of Glory

Art / Visual Art

Glory be to God for dappled things— For skies of couple-color as a brindled cow; For rose-moles all in stiple upon trout that swims…

Insight into Film: Why We Talk About Films

Discernment / Movies / Pluralistic World

We believe that the films we call attention to are valuable for the discerning Christian. Valuable as a window of insight into the heart…

The Scandal of Harry Potter


Most people know something of the story behind the Harry Potter novels, but that doesn’t make it any less remarkable. It begins in 1990,…

Life, Film, Lust, and Love

Faith / Scripture

First a story, then a question. The story A young man has fallen in love with a very beautiful woman. He doesn’t think he’s…

Learning from Jeremiah: The A-Ha! of Calling

Faith / Scripture / Spirituality

One of the temptations I succumb to most easily is to take the calling of God for granted. Assuming I’ve begun to comprehend how…

Christian Faithfulness in a Time Famine: Discernment Exercise

Discernment / Exercises

This past week I found myself, once again, busily paging through my daily calendar as I stood with friends, as they paged through theirs,…