Category Archives: Books

Between Stories and Ages

In his discussion of churches and “the therapeutic gospel,” Brad East writes this about a possible generational difference in retelling the Gospel: Boomers, Gen X, and even some older Millennials do not want to reproduce what they understand themselves to … Continue reading

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On Galadriel and Celeborn

We’re just a few hours away from the season one finale of The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime.  Much of the conversation over the last couple of months has been about which character is Sauron in disguise.  Not really … Continue reading

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Between Vigilance and Vengeance

We’re two episodes away from the end of the first season of The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime.  It’s been a fun 6 episodes so far, putting to the screen characters and locations that have mostly only resided in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Bilbo

It’s that time of year again, when Bilbo Baggins’s birthday comes back around.  It’s always worth revisiting this clip from The Fellowship of the Ring: In line with this Tolkien moment, we’re halfway through the first season of The Rings … Continue reading

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On Tour with Tuor

There was a time where I thought this summer would be the time to reread the Lord of the Rings.  I even  packed my bags in preparation for it.  But to read LOTR is no small task, not something to … Continue reading

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Checking In

These first couple of weeks of summer vacation have been a little twisty.  Good, but twisty. It’s taken some time for me to get used to the sun rising so early and setting so late.  It’s almost like I’ve not … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Smaug Theory

Today’s FoxTrot by Bill Amend hits just the right notes.   (image from gocomics.com)

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What We’re Looking For

Today’s been a doozy of a day.  In a good way, mind you, but a doozy nonetheless. I’m going to place this video right here for now.  I’ve not watched it yet because I’m three chapters into the book.  It’s … Continue reading

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Life That Won’t Stream

I’m eagerly awaiting a couple of books in the mail this week.  One is the latest Rivers of London novel by Ben Aaronovich.  The other is The Life We’re Looking For by Andy Crouch.  Crouch was indispensable for me at … Continue reading

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100 Days of Dante Done

This weekend I finished one book twice. A few months ago I committed to reading Dante’s Divine Comedy along with others in a “program” sponsored by the Baylor Honors College.  Three cantos a week, so about 12 a month.  Good … Continue reading

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