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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“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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“Ethics for the New Millennium”

Last month I made two posts about the Dalai Lama on my The View from This Seat blog (links here and here.) After making those postings, I read his book Ethics for the New Millennium (1999) and found it more … Continue reading

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“An Ocean Between Us”

Yesterday I finished reading Evelyn Iritani’s book An Ocean Between Us (1994), and I found it most interesting. It would have been even more interesting at the time it was published, as Japan is not now the economic power in … Continue reading

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