A Cloud of Witnesses (Alister McGrath, 1990)
Shapers of Christian Orthodoxy (Bradley Green, 2010)
Early Christian Thinkers (Paul Foster, 2010) BY: Denis Haack Our faith is part of a tapestry of belief and practice that stretches back into history, and whether we know and honor them or not, there is a long line of believers that go back from us all the way to the cross and empty tomb.
Character v. Personality BY: Denis Haack The Culture of Personality is with us still while technology and new social networking tools of the internet have provided us with novel opportunities to further shape the way we present ourselves to others, all of which suggests a number of questions that discerning Christians will want to reflect on and discuss thoughtfully.
The Exact Place: Excerpt The Yellow Ladyslipper (Margie Haack, 2012) BY: Margie Haack Mom inadvertently fed my fears one day when I was seven years old. It was noon and she was making hot dogs for lunch, and had sent me on an errand to the old granary where we kept our freezer. While I was gone she dropped a glass jar full of ketchup. It shattered and spread in a bright puddle across the floor. Looking at the red mess, she suddenly thought, ďI canít let this go to waste!Ē and she lay face down beside it. When I returned all I saw was my mother dead from a head injury.
The Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012) BY: Denis Haack As in reality, faithfulness requires not merely that we do what we believe is right (though it is never less than this) but that we out-think the world system in which we live that promotes values in opposition to Godís kingdom and shalom.
Bad Religion (Ross Douthat, 2012) BY: R. Greg Grooms Americaís problem isnít too much religion, as a growing chorus of atheists have argued; nor is it an intolerant secularism, as many on the Christian right believe. Rather itís bad religion: the slow-motion collapse of traditional faith and the rise of a variety of pseudo-Christianities that stroke our egos, indulge our follies, and encourage our worst impulses.
The Mill and the Cross (Lech Majewski, 2011) BY: Denis Haack Do not watch The Mill and the Cross expecting to follow a story, or to enter an adventure. Watch it a series of living snapshots of life in Flanders in the 16th century, celebrated by a great artist and given meaning by Christís death.
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I donít much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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