Calvinism never really went away, but it has certainly grown in America with the "young, restless and reformed" movement. As a burgeoning seminary student, (not really that) many years ago, I was interested in Calvinism. It was a theology that I had never known growing up. I did some study on it, wrote a research … Continue reading For and Against Calvinism – Two Reviews for the Price of One!
An island university disappears after a science experiment goes wrong. It reappears in an alternate universe and the residents of the island must learn to live in their new world as hopes of return diminish. This is the premise in Peter Kazmier's story, The Halcyon Dislocation. If you enjoy Tolkien, Lewis and other good fantasy, … Continue reading The Halcyon Dislocation-Review
Like anyone, I enjoy listening to music. I never learned to play an instrument and I don't really have a critical ear for the skills of musicians. But I have friends who are skilled musicians. We can listen to the same song and because of their understanding of music, they appreciate the song on a … Continue reading The Beauty of the Infinite – Review
There is a memorable scene early in the classic book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, during which Arthur Dent is told that his house is to be demolished to make way for a freeway. Arthur is upset, though he is told the plans have been on file for quite a while had he wanted … Continue reading God or Godless: Review
In January I set out to read John Wesley's journal. Over the years I have found great spiritual nourishment in reading the works from Christian saints through the ages: Theresa of Avila, Brother Lawrence, Julian of Norwich, John Calvin, John of the Cross and more. Since I consider myself "Wesleyan" in my theology, I figured … Continue reading Walking with the Saints – John Wesley’s Journal