Thoughts on Angles of Our Better Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

This thousand pager by Steven Pinker is one of the more challenging, yet illuminating, books I’ve read. As the title suggests, it’s a book about violence and why the world is actually becoming less violent.   I don't think that I would recommend it for everyone. But I would encourage anyone who can get a snapshot of the ideas ...

2020-06-02T18:51:45+00:00May 3rd, 2020|

Book Review – Garden City by John Mark Comer

Sometime last year I wrote a post about our purpose as Christians. It’s been one of my more popular posts, but while I listened to Garden City, I felt like I might have shortchanged some people with my answer there.     So, I point you in another direction that will help you untangle the knotted ...

2020-09-30T16:47:38+00:00March 7th, 2020|

Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F…udge

If there was ever a book with a title that a Christian would avoid, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck would be a prime example of it. Fortunately, I’m not afraid of a couple (ok, quite a few) fudge bombs, so I’ve read it, and recommend that you do so too.   Here’s why  ...

2020-06-13T18:37:52+00:00February 7th, 2020|

She Waits by the Gray Havens Lyrics Meaning

The Gray Havens is one of my favorite bands, and their song "She Waits" is just another reason why I love them.   The lyrics have such a depth to it, that it's meaning isn't apparent after the first listen. I've included the lyrics below, but you can jump to the bottom of the post for ...

2020-10-23T12:39:27+00:00June 20th, 2019|

Book Review: Love Wins by Rob Bell

I know I’m quite late on the bandwagon of commentators of Rob Bell’s “Love Wins” book, but I had a conversation with someone that made me think about it. A lot.  I didn’t quite share my understanding of the book, so I thought: Let’s make my next book review about something controversial.  Just a foreword: If you’re ...

2020-06-02T18:55:10+00:00May 20th, 2019|