Tag : Church and Culture

Book Review: Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman If you’re only going to read one book this year, it should be Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman. That being said, I hope you’ll…

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Book Review: Crazy Love

Crazy Love by Francis Chan There is a big problem among Christians in America: laziness. There are many of us who have become complacent in our faith. There are many who love comfort more than Jesus. There are many who want…

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Book Review: Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart

Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart: How to Relate to those who are Suffering by Dr. Kenneth C. Haughk Suffering is part of life. We are broken people living in a world shattered by sin, and the shards grind…

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Book Review: After the Baby Boomers

After the Baby Boomers by Robert Wuthnow Mark Twain popularized the phrase “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” I’ve always kept this in mind any time I come across a statistic or figure, which these…

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Book Review: Signs and Mysteries: Revealing Ancient Christian Symbols

Walk into any Lutheran sanctuary and you are likely to see symbols. For those of us familiar with Lutheran churches, these symbols are familiar and comforting. However it’s possible that we still not be familiar with all of them and…

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Book Review: Mudhouse Sabbath

I purchased Lauren K. Winner’s Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Disciplines because it enabled me to get free shipping on some other stuff that I needed to get.  But while the purchase might have been spontaneous, I’ve been…

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Book Review: Power, Politics and the Missouri Synod

Power, Politics and the Missouri Synod by James C. Burkee Who is excited to read a book about the history of the LCMS? Show of hands…none of you. Well, then, perhaps this is a pointless book to review. But, let…

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Book Review: Love Wins

In Love Wins (Harper One, 2011) Pastor Rob Bell of Mars Hill Church in Grandville, MI, presents a new eschatology. In Pastor Bell’s own words, “eschatology shapes our ethics.” (46) Eschatology, what we believe about death, the end of the…

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Book Review: Heaven is For Real

You may have heard of this book – it has spent at least ten weeks at the top of the New York Time’s best seller list for non-fiction. It’s only 150 pages long and is a very engaging and easy…

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Book Review: The Four Loves

The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis It’s refreshing to read a theological book that doesn’t make our experience of reality, emotion and life the baseline for reality and actuality. C.S. Lewis firmly belongs to another age of thought that still…

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