True King of the Wild Things

Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary recently wrote a blog entry titled "What Maurice Sendak Can Teach the Church." Maurice Sendak, who just died, doesn’t seem, at first glance, to have much to teach Christians. After all, he was an atheist with a cynical outlook and a foul mouth. But underneath all of… Continue reading True King of the Wild Things

World’s Most Read Books

Last week First Thoughts' Mark Misulia posted about Squidoo's most-read book info-graph. The social media website Squidoo has produced an info-graph about the most read books in the past fifty years. Who knows whether it’s better that more copies of Dan Brown were sold than copies of the Twilight Saga, but it’s encouraging to know… Continue reading World’s Most Read Books

Elisabeth Elliot on Judgment and Humility

I love the work of Elisabeth Elliot. I always find her realistic, pithy honesty refreshing. In her On Asking God Why, she has a chapter titled "To Judge or Not to Judge." True to form, she calls it how she sees it. The only verse about judgment in the Bible which anyone seems to have… Continue reading Elisabeth Elliot on Judgment and Humility

Scot McKnight’s One.Life: Thoughtful.Provocative.Inspiring.

  I started reading another book this week. That makes six total right now -- still manageable, though I don't have time to read from each of them every day. I have no excuse. I am a self-accepting book addict. My "to-read" list doesn't end, and I like it that way. So anyway, I started… Continue reading Scot McKnight’s One.Life: Thoughtful.Provocative.Inspiring.

Joshua Harris Quotes Strauch on Eldership

Since reading Joshua Harris' I Kissed Dating Goodbye as a teen, I haven't really kept up with his work. So, I was pleasantly surprised today when I came across a blog post he wrote, quoting a passage from Alexander Strauch's Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call To Restore Biblical Church Leadership. Most important, biblical eldership guards and promotes the preeminence… Continue reading Joshua Harris Quotes Strauch on Eldership