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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Beck

Can a one-hit wonder be an obvious snub for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?  Absolultely, if you’re talking about Beck.  A stylistic chameleon who kept on seeking to show diverse facets of his complex musical persona throughout a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Questions Are The Answer

Questions Are The Answer:  A Breakthrough Approach To Your Most Vexing Problems At Work And In Life, by Hal Gregersen My thoughts on this book, and that of many books like it in the subject of creativity, are decidedly mixed.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Fly A Horse

How To Fly A Horse:  The Secret History Of Creation, Invention, And Discovery, by Kevin Ashton In all of the books I have read so far as part of my own lit review on the subject of creativity, I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Handbook On The Jewish Roots Of The Christian Faith

A Handbook On The Jewish Roots Of The Christian Faith, edited by Craig A. Evans and David Mishkin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It is very hard … Continue reading

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Book Review: Subversive Sabbath

Subversive Sabbath:  The Surprising Power Of Rest In A Nonstop World, by A.J. Swoboda There are at least two sorts of approaches one can take to a book like this.  On the one hand, one can point out its clear … Continue reading

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Book Review: Serve God, Save The Planet

Serve God, Save The Planet:  A Christian Call To Action, by Matthew Sleeth It may not be a charitable tendency of mine, but I tend to feel a great deal more comfortable when I understand where a writer is coming … Continue reading

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Book Review: 24/6

24/6:  A Prescription For A Healthier, Happier Life, by Matthew Sleeth Since this book gets a lot wrong (more on that shortly), it is worthwhile to discuss at some length what this book gets right.  Coming at the question of … Continue reading

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Book Review: With Liberty For Some

With Liberty For Some:  500 Years Of Imprisonment In America, by Scott Christianson For the most part, this is precisely the book I was looking for when I began doing research on the subject of the history of imprisonment in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Prison: Five Hundred Years Of Life Behind Bars

Prison:  Five Hundred Years Of Life Behind Bars, by Edward Marston For the most part, this book was a serviceable (if somewhat biased) book about the history of British prisons.  The book itself seemed to think that the reader would … Continue reading

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Imitatio Dei In Tolkien’s On Fairy-Stories

One of the underrated writings of J.R.R. Tolkien is his critical essay “On Fairy-Stories” where he discusses why fairy stories have tremendous worth for adults.  One of the thematically important aspects of this discussion is his writing on subcreation, which … Continue reading

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