Category Archives: Books

Unbusy: Non-Stop to Nothing

These last few weeks have been a reminder of the frustration that comes with being busier than you ever intended to be.  In the midst of it all came news of the death of Eugene Peterson, who has probably shaped … Continue reading

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Closer to the Passage

The folks at FOX just released a new trailer for the January-dropping, small-screen rendition of Justin Cronin’s The Passage.  The big question in my head, as a fan of the trilogy, is how in the world they can translate the … Continue reading

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Company Under the Unpredictable Plant

I don’t remember how I found the works of Eugene Peterson, but I’m glad I did.  Peterson joined Tozer, Bonhoeffer, and Buechner in what I would call the first reading trajectory that took me beyond what was popular at the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Ritual

Yesterday professor and author James K. A. Smith announced his move from Comment Magazine to Image Journal.  Smith was a big draw to Comment for me, so his loss there is significant.  At the same time, I’m curious to see … Continue reading

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Education as Starvation Diet

As with many other areas of life, education tends to be a perpetual victim of trends and fads.  Unmoored from any deep-rooted principle or practice, the contemporary classroom and campus now finds itself blown here and there by whatever assertions … Continue reading

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Being Benedict or Daring Daniel?

It’s always good to hear that Rod Dreher’s “Benedict Option” still hangs in the religious consciousness, if only amongst those on Twitter or fortunate enough to the Dreher speak.  Leah Libresco has a great new book on the concept, giving … Continue reading

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A Key with Which to See

What I appreciate most about Oliver O’Donovan’s Self, World, and Time (which I have mentioned here and here) is its assertion that the way we live life matters.  This, I imagine, sounds like a no-brainer to most.  Ours is a … Continue reading

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