A People’s History of Christianity (Review)

A People's History of Christianity, named after A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. I liked this book.  But it was not what I expected and it could have been much better.  With the title it has, I expected a retelling of Christian history with a focus on figures, groups and movements … Continue reading A People’s History of Christianity (Review)

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We All Want to Fit In Somewhere – Thoughts on Popularity, Fear and Double Standards

Certainly in light of the recent decision of the PCUSA church to endorse gay marriage, a pastor whom I follow offered a blog post warning against seeking friends with the culture.  This post made me think for, though I've heard the same thing before, it seemed to make some questionable, even contradictory, points. If you … Continue reading We All Want to Fit In Somewhere – Thoughts on Popularity, Fear and Double Standards

The Dialogue of Catherine of Sienna (Listening to the Saints)

Over the past few years I have worked through various classics of Christian spirituality as part of my daily devotional.  I have found it incredibly life-giving to, in addition to reading scripture, to read the words of these saints of Christ who have gone before us.  Most recently I read Catherine of Sienna's Dialogue which … Continue reading The Dialogue of Catherine of Sienna (Listening to the Saints)

Community and Interpretation, Economy and Desire (Two Book Reviews)

I've been busy of late, a work trip to Maryland with Penn State Berks students for Spring Break being the primary cause of business (with my own crazy kids as a constant source).  That said, I am always reading and I have two books to share about today.  Both are from The Church and Postmodern … Continue reading Community and Interpretation, Economy and Desire (Two Book Reviews)