You Can Judge a Book by Its Cover

Douglas Wilson hits on one of my most peevish pet peeves: the nonsense of the cliche “you can’t judge a book by it’s cover.” But the way we dress is communication. What we are doing is communicating, and then insulting as a bigot anybody who is stupid enough to believe what we just said.

The Last Mr. Anderson

When I was a kid, I never would’ve dreamed of calling my parents’ friends by their first names. Everyone who looked older than a high school senior was “Mr.” this or “Miss” that. First names were only used when accompanied by an honorific like “Uncle” or “Nanny.” (You’ve never heard someone call his grandmother something like “Nanny June” or “Nanny Dee”? Well, More …

Tim Keller Makes Sense

Here’s Tim Keller absolutely killing it in a talk for Google entitled, “Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical“:

Christians Are Not Required to be Wimps

I typically like to comment on the articles I link to, but my only comment on this one would be, “I agree with all of this“: I have long observed that an alarming swath of public evangelicals seems to be driven by a consuming desire to be liked by the world. … To their minds, they are trying to be More …

2017 Literacy Throwdown Book Review! – Shepherding a Child’s Heart

Knowing what I know about reviews of things on the internet and the people who take the trouble to write them, it was these reviews that made me think that this was probably my kind of book. More …

2017 Literacy Throwdown Book Review! – American Gods

 I wanted to read something from Neil Gaiman oeuvre because my wife had read and enjoyed his The Graveyard Book, and because he wrote stories in a neighborhood that interests me: where the real world bumps up against the fantastical. So, basically at random (and/or because it was on sale), I picked out American Gods. And as a result, I don’t More …

2017 Literacy Throwdown Book Review! – A Whole Bunch of Narnia Books

Most of the time I plan on reviewing books individually, but in this case they kind of demanded to be grouped together. These books – Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle — are the last four books in C.S. Lewis’ Narnia series. I read these particular books from the series because, More …

The Realest Realist

“First thing’s first, I’m the realest.”
— Early 21st century poet and philosopher Iggy Azalea

A while back, I was having a discussion with my spiritual adviser and brother-in-law Jeremy about the similarities between the Christian church and Apple Computers. More …

2017 Literacy Throwdown! – The (Way Too Late) February Review

Let me first say that the lateness of this review has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that Rachel took a two-book lead on me. So, anyway, here’s the February split: Jason Read: Rachel Read: Prince Caspian Small Great Things The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Shepherding a Child’s Heart The Silver Chair Home: A Memoir of My Early Years More …