Book Review: PZ’s Panopticon

I just finished reading PZ’s Panopticon: An Off-the-Wall Guide to World Religion by Paul Zahl, and I wanted to at least spin off of a few thoughts before I move on. The overall idea of the book is simple and brilliant: what do a number of the more prominent world religions have to offer us […]

Random Reviews of Stuff

I’ve got a few random thoughts on stuff I’ve read and seen, so I thought I’d put them all together. Preaching on Christmas day at a homeless shelter. My pastor Lee Connors works at the Bellingham homeless shelter, and he invited us to minister there on Christmas night. What do you say to 100 homeless […]

Beyond Generous Justice

I’ve had some time to reflect on this, and it has come to me what was bothering me about Tim Keller’s book “Generous Justice”. Don’t get me wrong, I like the book, and I don’t mean to disrespect pastor Keller at all. I am a guy with no ministry and no following and no published […]

Generous Justice – Book Review

I just finished reading “Generous Justice” by Timothy Keller, and I felt compelled to comment on it here. If you are looking for a book to motivate you to do more work with the poor and less fortunate among us, this might actually be a useful book that you won’t want to throw across the […]

Silence – Shusaku Endo

photo © 2010 Axel Hartmann | more info (via: Wylio)   I just finished reading Silence, a novel by Shusaku Endo. It is the story of a Portugese Catholic priest who went to Japan in the 1500′s to inquire of a priest who had been his mentor and had apparently apostatized there. Beautiful, haunting, deep, […]