Deliver Me From Idle Words

Deliver Me From Idle Words

Tremendous power lies hidden in the smallness of a single word. Seemingly insignficant, a word holds within itself the power to encourage or to unleash the demon of despair. All of creation came into being by the Word. It seems God’s creative example holds within itself the greatest model for...

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The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

“There is only one salvation for you: take yourself up, and make yourself responsible for all the sins of men. For indeed it is so, my friend, and the moment you make yourself sincerely responsible for everything and everyone, you will see at once that it is really so, that...

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Is Jesus God?

Is Jesus God?

Is Jesus God? Christianity teaches that God became man in the person of Jesus Christ. But a new book, How Jesus Became God, questions the origins and evolution of this essential theology. Who do you say that Jesus is? God in the flesh or a human that we made into...

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The Unique Nature of Human Beings

The Unique Nature of Human Beings

Lawyer and award-winning author Wesley J. Smith is a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism and the author of The War on Humans. He is also a legal consultant to the Patients Rights Council and a special consultant for the Center for Bioethics and Culture. He...

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Review of “The Experience of God” by David Bentley Hart

Review of “The Experience of God” by David Bentley Hart

This is not a typical book review. I’m not going to summarize Hart’s arguments, point out the books virtues and flaws, and end with something like “This surely belongs on the shelf of every serious philosopher/theologian/academic library” or, conversely, “Hart offers yet another failed attempt to overcome the obvious absurdities...

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Frankenstein Had a Dirty Lens

Frankenstein Had a Dirty Lens

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein tells a story about a monster created out of scientific discovery, technological advancement, and greed. What most people take away from the text is that industrialization creates terror, and that romanticism, the rejection of advancement and industry, is a hero. However, this is a very broad version...

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REVIEW: The Legend of the Cross

REVIEW: The Legend of the Cross

A lot of stories have grown up around the Cross over the course of Christian history, and in a beautiful new picture book for young readers, Chrissi Hart has gathered some of these and woven them into an eon-spanning tale, from Adam’s death through to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of...

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Every Time I Do My Cross

Every Time I Do My Cross

Every Time I Do My Cross, a thirty-page hardcover book, is new to children’s book shelves. I loved this book before I ever read it. The author, Presvytera Angela Alatzakis, shared her illustrations on Facebook and I was hooked. The images were calming, clean and gentle to the eyes, and...

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Christian Culture

Christian Culture

Award-winning author Jana Reiss is back on the show with us today to talk about her new book: The Twible: All the chapters of theBible in 140 Characters or Less. And in our first interview on Christianity & culture, Peter Bouteneff discusses the huge industry of Christian media, his top...

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Celebrating the Childlike in Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane”

Celebrating the Childlike in Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane”

It’s Christmas Eve, and you are 7 years old. You can barely sleep because you know tonight Santa is coming. Every blinking light and star outside your window might be a magical sleigh. Every creak, pop, or squeak must mean someone just descended your chimney and is laying out presents...

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