Category Archives: Books

“The Orthodox Heretic”

Parker Artz, an outstanding student at William Jewell College, spoke in Chapel there last month. Thanks to Parker, whom I have the privilege of knowing personally, I learned about the Irish theologian Peter Rollins. Rollins (b. 1973) is lecturer and … Continue reading

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Amish Novels

Since we have started attending a Mennonite church, I have become more interested in learning more about the Amish, the Mennonites’ conservative cousins. In that connection, I have just finished reading a second novel, in the last two months, with … Continue reading

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“Have a Little Faith”

Have a Little Faith (2009) by Mitch Albom is a delightful book, much like his bestselling Tuesdays with Morrie (1997), and just as poignant. And now the book has been made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame film. The book/film  … Continue reading

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“The Ultimate Gift”

The Ultimate Gift (2001) is the title of a rather small, inspirational book by Jim Stovall, a noted motivational speaker. Stovall’s short novel was made into a movie with the same title; it was released in 2007 and was generally … Continue reading

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“Religion and the Critical Mind”

Anton K. Jacobs has become a good friend of mine within the past year. I have found him to be an excellent person which whom to discuss meaningful matters. And now I know that he is a good scholar and … Continue reading

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“The Girl in the Picture” (book)

Some of you read “The Girl in the Picture,” my blog posting (linked here) about Kim Phuc, the nine-year-old girl photographed stark naked on June 8, 1972, as she ran from her village where she and many others had been … Continue reading

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“To Change the World”

James Davison Hunter (b. 1955) is Professor of Religion, Culture, and Social Theory at the University of Virginia and the author of significant books about American culture. His book Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America was published in 1991, … Continue reading

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