Monthly Archives: December 2018

A Shiny Pebble In An Empty Fanta Bottle, Or The Essayist On His Method Of Writing Essays

As someone who has written essays from my youth [1], I have from time to time mused on the essay as a form and on the sort of thought process that goes into mind as a writer.  There are some … Continue reading

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Book Review: Simple Discipleship

Simple Discipleship:  Grow Your Faith, Transform Your Community, by Dana Allin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale Blog Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] For a book with a title like this one, it’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rising Above A Toxic Workplace

Book Review:  Rising Above A Toxic Workplace:  Taking Care Of Yourself In An Unhealthy Environment, by Gary Chapman, Paul White, and Harold Myra [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Right Color, Wrong Culture

Right Color, Wrong Culture:  The Type Of Leader Your Organization Needs To Become Multiethnic:  A Leadership Fable, by Bryan Loritts [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Somewhere inside … Continue reading

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On Epistemology And The Problem Of Revealed Knowledge And Authority

After services today, I felt it necessary to remind the speaker of today’s sermon message that when one casually throws around words like epistemology and a priori and a posteriori knowledge that other people are going to think of one … Continue reading

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The Wedding Of Isaac And Rebekkah, Or The Greatest Servant Ever, Part Two

The wedding, if you can call it, between Isaac and Rebekkah takes place in Genesis 24, and it is a fascinating story, where there is a great deal of interest in the details of ancient life, with a great deal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heroes For My Daughter

Heroes For My Daughter:  Ordinary People Who Achieved The Extraordinary, by Brad Meltzer Admittedly, this book was not as bad as the companion volume “Heroes For My Son” also written by the same author.  There are definitely some serious issues … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Lucille Ball

I Am Lucille Ball, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos Does making people laugh make one a hero?  I don’t think so, unless one was a comic in a World War II concentration camp or gulag who kept the … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Jim Henson

I Am Jim Henson, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos What makes Jim Henson heroic?  To be sure, I like puppets as much as anyone else.  I help write puppet plays for a friend of mine who is a … Continue reading

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The Ideal Author As Anti-Celebrity

In reading the works of various authors, one can get a sense of how they related to the context of their works.  Today I would like to write about writers, something that is generally only of interest to other writers.  … Continue reading

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