Book Review: A Sherlock Holmes Devotional
Jul03

Book Review: A Sherlock Holmes Devotional

The first Sherlock Holmes story was published in 1887. Ever since, the brilliant detective has fascinated readers and viewers. Trisha Priebe’s devotional attempts to draw from the Holmes canon spiritual truths to inspire the Christian’s life. The publisher states that “this book investigates the spiritual truths we can discern from this enigmatic fictional character – a brusque, stubborn, and arrogant man who...

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Sermon: Healing
Jul02

Sermon: Healing

This is the sermon I preached Thursday afternoon at Westminster Canterbury in Lynchburg for their Thursday afternoon Chapel. I used Mark 5:21-43 as my text.  You can also listen on iTunes’ Podcast app. Click here to...

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Book Review: Searching for Sunday
Jun29

Book Review: Searching for Sunday

Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church, Rachel Held Evans, Nelson Books, 2015. Searching for Sunday is one of the best books I’ve recently read. Rachel Held Evans is one of those Christian writers whom readers are divided on. You either love her or you don’t. Her latest book is no different. Some have gone to great lengths to explain why she has theologically missed the boat, or have longed for more....

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Book Review: My Sing-Along Bible
Jun14

Book Review: My Sing-Along Bible

My Sing-Along Bible: 50 Easy-Read Stories & 50 Fun Bible Songs, Stephen Elkins, Tyndale Kids, 2015. My Sing-Along Bible is a fun collection of easy to read Bible stories and easy to sing-along songs. The target “reader” is a toddler or preschooler. But, Baby J already enjoys this book, which includes 50 favorite Bible stories and 5o songs, one for each story. Here is how the book is organized. There’s a...

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Book Review: Burning Bush 2.0
Jun14

Book Review: Burning Bush 2.0

Burning Bush 2.0: How Pop Culture Replaced the Prophet, Paul Asay, Abingdon Press, 2015 The title is what caught my eye. If you know me, or have been reading this blog for a while, you know that I like pondering the intersection of faith and pop culture. So, I was interested in Asay’s take, especially in his take on how pop culture has replaced the prophet. In each chapter, Asay writes on a theme, weaving in different elements...

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