Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints by Daneen Akers (Book Review)

What does it mean to be a “saint”? Different church traditions may have slightly different definitions, but one common emphasis may be that saints are a sort of special or unique group of people. They are people set apart from the rest of us due to their holy or loving acts or perhaps, in aContinue reading “Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints by Daneen Akers (Book Review)”

#1 – Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis (My 100 Favorite Books)

I was probably around 9 or 10 years old.  It was a normal Sunday morning in church.  I was exploring the building in the moments between Sunday school and the worship service.  Our church had a small library filled with mostly books I had no interest in.  But there was a small section of children’sContinue reading “#1 – Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis (My 100 Favorite Books)”

Eucatastrophe and Game of Thrones

I read Game of Thrones back before it was cool.  Back then when people saw you reading a 1000 page tome with pictures of dragons and swords on the front, they probably thought you were just a nerd.  Now its hip and mainstream.  I’ve watched the first three seasons of the TV show and amContinue reading “Eucatastrophe and Game of Thrones”

Eucatastrophe – Tolkien’s On Fairy Stories

Most of my earliest reading on my own was novels.  After reading a lot of John Grisham and Michael Crichton, I started to get into sci-fi and fantasy.  I read more Star Wars novels than I care to remember.  Eventually I got into The Wheel of Time and Game of Thrones (before it was cool).Continue reading “Eucatastrophe – Tolkien’s On Fairy Stories”

Harry Potter and the Truth in Good Stories

As I sat in a Barnes and Noble for hours, awaiting the release of the final Harry Potter book, I wondered if we would ever experience this phenomenon again.  Hundreds of people, mostly kids, waiting for a book that will be released at midnight?!?!  Lots of people attend midnight showings of movies.  But I imagineContinue reading “Harry Potter and the Truth in Good Stories”