In 1969, Michael Crichton published a techno-thriller entitled The Andromeda Strain. The novel, which became a worldwide hit, featured an alien virus which behaved in unexpected ways and threatened the existence of life itself on Planet Earth. If you loved Crichton’s Jurassic Park, Timeline, or Sphere, then you would appreciate this one. It was fast-paced, scientific, and […]Read more "Why “The Andromeda Evolution” is a Must Read for 2020!"
“God often speaks loudest when we’re quietest.” – Mark Batterson, “Whisper” A new year has dawned, and everyone is in the business of making resolutions and frantically trying to keep them. What I’ve been learning this year, however, is that my greatest goal as a follower of Christ is not to do anything at […]Read more "Hearing God’s Voice – Our #1 Goal"
Summer Selections For me, summer is all about escape. Most of us will be fortunate to travel a little this summer, but we may only get away for a few days or a week at the most. Of course, our entire summer can become an exotic getaway… if we have the right book […]Read more "Summer Selections – Escape Through Reading!"
“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” – Ernest Hemingway When learning to write descriptively, English students are encouraged to include all five senses in their narratives. The result is usually a lengthy, “over-dressed” description that flows almost as well as an iron brick. So […]Read more "Writer’s Wednesday – Undressing Your Prose"
“It’s not nourishing. It’s like snack food. You know how they engineer this food? They scientifcally determine precisely how much salt and fat they need to include to keep you eating. You’re not hungry, you don’t need the food, it does nothing for you, but you keep eating these empty calories. This is […]Read more "S – Social Media Creates Dystopia in “The Circle”"
“They kept it up to the very end. Only the engulfing ocean had power to drown them into silence. The band was playing ‘Nearer My God To Thee.’ I could hear it distinctly. The end was very close.” – Charlotte Colyer, Titanic Survivor On this very day precisely 105 years ago – April […]Read more "M – Music of Mercy: Echoes from the Titanic"
“The most decisive actions of our lives – I mean those that are likely to decide the whole course of our future – are, more often than not, unconsidered.” – Andre Gide No class, book, or amount of good-intentioned advice can truly prepare you for the ups and downs of fatherhood. When I […]Read more "K – “King Me”: The Art of Fatherhood"
“A visually-oriented culture needs a visually-oriented church if it is to evangelize effectively and to give the congregation a culturally up-to-date experience.” – John E. Skillen From the beginning, great art has always been inspired by religion and religious ceremonies have been greatly enhanced through worshipful art. It is a relationship which simply makes sense, […]Read more "Putting Art (Back) In Its Place… A Book in Review"
“The only thing I’m afraid of about this country is that its government will someday become so monstrous that the smallest person in it will be trampled underfoot, and then it wouldn’t be worth living in.” – Dr. Jack Finch, “Go Set a Watchman” I remember whining when my mother forced my siblings and I […]Read more "Book Review – “Go Set a Watchman”"
Every Christmas my wife and I swap spiritual gifts along with the other goodies…a little something to fill our spiritual tank for the upcoming year. This year I unwrapped a copy of AHA: The God Moment that Changes Everything. Written by Kyle Idleman, teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, this book […]Read more "Book Review: AHA – The God Moment that Changes Everything"