Book Review: DeYoung’s “Glittering Vices”

I first read about Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung's Glittering Vices on Scot McKnight's blog, Jesus Creed, about four years ago. Intrigued, I ordered a copy, which I promptly placed in a stack of books I was meaning to read. A couple false starts later, I began to make real progress through Glittering Vices about a year ago,… Continue reading Book Review: DeYoung’s “Glittering Vices”

Reading the Beatitudes in Context

  I started seminary this week. After years of  prayer and months of planning, I'm finally here, studying for online classes through Fuller Theological Seminary. I've dreamed about this for so long, at times it still doesn't feel real. How is it that I am so blessed? I'm taking two classes this fall -- Church… Continue reading Reading the Beatitudes in Context

I’m Nobody Very Special

I took a camping trip earlier this week and actually had time to read fiction. The older a get, the more of a treat novels are. Curled up in a hammock, underneath the warm Missouri sun filtered through frolicking oak leaves, I turned my way through the pages of two books in C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles… Continue reading I’m Nobody Very Special

A Writer’s Inspiration: Harriet Beecher Stowe

I read Chapter 11 of Scot McKnight's One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow last week. In that chapter, titled "Vocation.Life," McKnight turns his attention to Harriet Beecher Stowe. As a writer, I found McKnight's discussion extremely refreshing and inspiring. For me, writing has not been lucrative. Meaningful -- yes. But in the eyes of those steeped in… Continue reading A Writer’s Inspiration: Harriet Beecher Stowe