Favorite Reads in 2016

I read 61 books in 2016. About half were for my academic work. About 20 were fiction. About 20 were audiobooks. I keep track of my reading on Goodreads. Here are the favorite books I read this year: Favorite Serious Novel: Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. I wrote a dissertation…
December 30, 2016

Four Favorite Books from 2014

I read about 70 books this year, including a little over 50 new books. Most of the new books were non-fiction (for my PhD studies), while the majority of my re-reads were fiction (e.g. Narnia, LOTR, Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice, the Brothers Karamazov). After a…
December 27, 2014

Book Review: When God Talks Back by Tanya Luhrmann

The subtitle of Tanya Luhrmann's When God Talks Back describes the book as an attempt to understand "the American Evangelical Relationship with God". Luhrmann's focus on "relationship with God" means that she is not trying to understand evangelicalism as a social-political movement or theological system,…
February 2, 2014

Why Study Philosophy and Theology? A Gem from John Caputo

Movie Review: More Than a Game

I have never liked Lebron James. I was biased against him from the time he came into the spotlight, mainly because people were saying that he would surpass Jordan as the greatest to play the game. Jordan was my hero. I didn’t want anyone to…
April 10, 2011

Movie Review: Bigger, Stronger, Faster*

I’ve been on a documentary kick lately, and so this documentary on the use of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs drew my attention.  I watched it early this morning and thought I would pen some thoughts while it was still fresh in my mind.…
April 8, 2011