Category Books

A Nation Regrets

Last week Canadians watch those who would be Prime Minister debate the issues live on national television. There really wasn’t much debate. The consensus of the people I talked with afterward was that it was more a recitation of talking points mixed with personal attacks. None of the leaders really came across as leaders. Is […]

Light From Distant Stars

I’m left with unanswered questions. I can’t decide if that is a good thing. Shawn Smucker’s latest novel, Light From Distant Stars, didn’t grip me at first. As I continued to read though, I came to realize there was so much more to the story than I first imagined. (Interestingly enough, I found Smucker’s The […]

Stronger Than Death

It is a beautifully told story – and one of the most disturbing books I have read in recent years. I am left to confront the question: why am I not like that? Stronger Than Death, by Rachel Pieh Jones details the life and work of a woman you probably have never heard of, someone […]

Choosing Donald Trump

There are some mysteries that may never be solved. Where do crop circles come from? Is there really treasure on Oak Island? Are there still riches hidden in secret passageways in the pyramids? And why would American Christians vote en-masse for someone as un-Christian as Donald Trump? Why do they appear poised to do it […]

A Cloud By Day, A Fire By Night

I think I am safe in saying that we have too much unclear Christianity today, if it can really be called Christianity. So much in our Christianity has no clear meaning to it. We have so mingled with the culture that it is hard to distinguish between the two. – A.W. Tozer   How do […]

Wild Bill

  When I was growing up, the western was a television staple. There was Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train, Big Valley, Have Gun Will Travel, The Rifleman and a host of others. The myth of the American West was burned into my psyche. It was a time of larger than life characters, both heroes and villains, […]

Wanted: Leaders For Our Times

Ever have a love/hate relationship? That’s what I have been having with Moral Leadership for a Divided Age. I love this book. I hate this book. I am inspired. I want to scream. Why did they do this to me? The premise is simple enough. If you want to understand leadership, just look at leaders. […]