Matters of Perspective BY: Margie Haack My need for severe adjustments in perspective is almost constant. For help I often consider the wisdom of those who mentor me through their lives and writings, they seem a lot farther along.
Seeing Beyond the Surface BY: Denis Haack As a boy I loved superhero comic books. I loved the flamboyant graphics, the constantly shifting perspective, the stylized violence, the stories of adventure. I even loved the ads.
No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam (Reza Aslan; 2005, 2006 ) BY: Denis Haack The cross symbolically triumphant over a shattered globe! How the wisdom and heroism of our English soldiers seem like mere dross before the manifest and wondrous interposition of Almighty God in the cause of Christianity!
Seeing Through Cynicism: A Reconsideration of the Power of Suspicion (Dick Keyes, 2006) BY: Denis Haack What we can see of God's intentions is like the back side of a tapestry, where the pattern is difficult to discern. It is actually more like seeing a small piece of the back side of a tapestry of such vast size that it goes well beyond our field of vision.
The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006) BY: R. Greg Grooms The Lives of Others is not yet another tired tale of the triumph of capitalism. It is instead a story of the power of beauty and the sacrifices necessary to create it.
Rap, Reggae and Ragas BY: Matthew Hundley To limit ourselves in the realm of worship music to a safe repertoire of familiar hymns and choruses is to restrict the access of Christian worshippers to the rich palettes of music which have emerged for the glory of serving God.
Kanye West, Graduation (2007) BY: Travis Scott In the past few years I have found it increasingly hard to listen to Kanyeís music due to his ever-increasing ego. However, as someone who at least attempts to keep up with whatís happening in music I knew I had to get this album.
The Arcade Fire, Neon Bible (2007) BY: Travis Scott This is one of those albums that just grows on you and gets better each time you listen to it. By my third time through I was completely hooked and still keep it on regular rotation.
The White Stripes, Icky Thump (2007) BY: Travis Scott In ways I canít fully express, this rock duo continues to prove that sometimes less is more. As usual their minimalist, garage rock has a surprisingly full sound quality.
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I donít much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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