Posts Tagged ‘Books’

The Pale King Reviewed

The Pale King Reviewed
In 1990, in a lecture titled “Informing Ourselves to Death,” given at a meeting of the German Informatics Society in Stuttgart, and sponsored by IBM-Germany, lecturer Neil Postman—renowned author, lecturer, teacher, social critic, and luddite—concluded with these words: “…what...
July 21st, 2011 | Arts, Books | Read More

Eat, Pray, Love, Stay? Heal?

Eat, Pray, Love, Stay? Heal?
I recently saw the DVD trailer for the movie, “Eat, Pray, Love” that came out last summer. It is the screen adaptation of the widely popular memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert of her year spent traveling the world in search of healing and renewal after a divorce. Julia Roberts plays Gilbert and the...
April 28th, 2011 | Featured, Social Justice | Read More

Lessons from the Dawn Treader

Lessons from the Dawn Treader
I should confess, right at the beginning, I am probably incapable of reviewing anything related to the Chronicles of Narnia in anything resembling a completely objective manner. Lewis’s Narnia books were some of the first books that I can remember reading, and I can’t remember a time in my childhood...
March 8th, 2011 | Arts, Featured, Film | Read More

Christian New Year’s Resolutions

Christian New Year’s Resolutions
I’m tempted to write a satire called Christian New Year’s Resolutions.  It would go something like this: Pray without ceasing.  Ever. Don’t watch secular television. Become a physically fit Proverbs 31 woman. Read the bible every day and nothing besides it. Go to church every Sunday. Is there...
January 19th, 2011 | Essays, Featured | Read More

I Could Learn from…Scot McKnight

I Could Learn from…Scot McKnight
I could learn a few things from theologian, professor, author, blogger, and former football sportscaster, Scot McKnight. Yes, sportscaster.  More on that later. I recently finished Scot’s latest book One.Life. The book is Scot’s attempt to rescue Christianity from personal piety and...
January 17th, 2011 | Books, Featured | Read More

Renting Lacy

Renting Lacy
I have been a part of Midnight outreach for four years, going into the streets late at night, reaching out to prostitutes, once or twice a month for four years. I also work for a federal grant program aimed at helping homeless and at-risk youth, most of our clients are either currently being pimped...
December 29th, 2010 | Books, Featured | Read More

Recovering Our Creativity

Recovering Our Creativity
“All children are born artists; the trick is to remain one as you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso My most memorable creative moment happened when I was a small child of about five or six. It was a significant point in my life as an artist, but unfortunately, it’s all been pretty much downhill from...
October 28th, 2010 | Arts, Featured, Visual Arts | Read More

The Greatest of Feats

The Greatest of Feats
The UPS man has been coming to our door a good deal lately. I’m not sure why.  Perhaps we’ve been ordering more than usual during this season as we prepare for our first home.  Perhaps there has just been a confluence of gifts from friends and family as we prepare for our first child.  Whatever...
October 27th, 2010 | Essays, Featured | Read More

BtB Excerpt: This Present Darkness, by Frank Peretti

BtB Excerpt: This Present Darkness, by Frank Peretti
(Editor’s Note: Here’s round two of our long, slow burn of a marketing campaign: my essay on Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness.  You can learn more about our book, Besides the Bible, here and here.  You can buy it here.) There’s an inherent snag to writing Christian action:...
October 20th, 2010 | Books, Burnside Sells Out, Featured | Read More

We Wrote a Book.

We Wrote a Book.
So, remember when Dan Gibson and I did this? It was a couple summers ago.  Dan and I drove from Phoenix/Tucson to Denver for the 2009 International Christian Retail Show.  We went for a number of reasons, but I think we mostly went because we’d have fun doing it.  Thanks primarily to the Falling...
October 13th, 2010 | Books, Burnside Sells Out, Featured | Read More