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Pocket-Knives and Families

“Well, mostly we just ran off into the bush with our knives.” So answered the 11-year-old, gleefully, when I asked him about past church camp kids’ programs. He wasn’t right of course. I can’t speak to the knives—it’s Darwin, anything’s possible—but there had been kids’ programs at previous church camps. A Good Question At the end of camp last year, Bruce, our Youth Minister and my friend, didn’t pull any punches. Despite the carefully crafted kids program, full of…
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The Power: Book Review
Please note that this is a (very) secular novel which contains some explicit and potentially upsetting material. It is discussed here, not so much for the purpose of recommendation, but as a useful representative of one important contemporary viewpoint. In Naomi Alderman’s speculative fiction novel The Power women have
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The Power: Book Review
Please note that this is a (very) secular novel which contains some explicit and potentially upsetting material. It is discussed here, not so much for the purpose of recommendation, but as a useful representative of one important contemporary viewpoint. In Naomi Alderman’s speculative fiction novel The Power women have achieved dominance. It’s a feminist’s dream—and nightmare. With the sudden emergence of a latent ability in women that allows them to generate and deliver shocks like electric eels, women suddenly find that they are able to outclass men in physical contests. As the power spreads, women begin to grow in…
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On Being Known by God: A Review
This remarkable book combines biblical truth, personal honesty, theological reflection, biblical theology, contemporary relevance, and pastoral usefulness! Brian Rosner points out that though “self-knowledge” is frequently recommended, being known by others is vital for human life, and being known by God is of central importance. And again, while we
Letters to a Romantic: On Dating
As we prepare couples for marriage and run marriage enrichment courses, we’re often asked if we know any good resources for couples who are dating or pre-engagement. Up to this point there has been little I have been able to recommend. 101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged is a

The Power: Book Review

Please note that this is a (very) secular novel which contains some explicit and potentially upsetting material. It is

On Being Known by God: A Review

This remarkable book combines biblical truth, personal honesty, theological reflection, biblical theology, contemporary relevance, and pastoral usefulness! Brian Rosner

Women of Faith: Daily Encouragement from Her-Story

This collection of 366 readings is a mostly chronological covering of women of faith from Mary, the mother of

Letters to a Romantic: On Dating

As we prepare couples for marriage and run marriage enrichment courses, we’re often asked if we know any good
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