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Homecoming King | Reflections

June 7, 2017

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2017. TV-MA. “Comic Hasan Minhaj of “The Daily Show” shares personal stories about racism, immigrant parents, prom night horrors and more in this stand-up special.” “Your courage to do what’s right has to be greater than your fear of getting hurt.” Brilliant. While ‘the Puritan’ will have difficulty wading through the profanity, the viewer looking […]

Boxers & Saints | Reflections

December 25, 2016

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Gene Luen Yang. Boxers & Saints. First Second, 2013 (336 pages) Seattle pi review by Jeff Provine; NYTimes review by Wesley Yang; Download a Teacher’s Guide; National Book Review lecture and trailer; I’ve included a significant portion of the NPR Interview with Petra Meyer below: In an email interview, Yang says his Catholic upbringing inspired […]

Thy Kingdom Come | Notes & Review

December 23, 2016

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Randall Balmer.┬áThy Kingdom Come: An Evangelical’s Lament. How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America. Basic Books, 2006 (265 pages) LA Times Op-Ed (August 23, 2017); Journey With Jesus review; Jews On First review; The Strange Case of Dr. Balmer and Mr. Hyde, by John Wilson; NPR interview; Preface: Bullies in the Pulpit […]

Jesus Feminist | Notes & Review

October 29, 2016

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Sarah Bessey. Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible’s View of Women / Exploring God’s Radical Notion That Women Are People Too. Howard Books, 2013. (235 pages) Sarah’s website. CT article: ‘I’m a Feminist Because I Love Jesus So Much’. Shepherds Theological Seminary review. Jonathan Merritt on RNS review/interview. Perhaps most intriguing is the […]

Finding God In The Waves | Notes & Review

October 13, 2016

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Mike McHargue. Finding God In The Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science. Converent, 2016. (273 pages) The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you. – Werner Heisenberg, theoretical physicist and […]

God In The White House | Notes & Review

October 7, 2016

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Randall Balmer. God In The White House: A History – How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush. HarperOne, 2008. (243 pages) Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, Riches take wing, and only character endures. – Horace Greeley Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or […]

Unleashing The Power of Rubber Bands | Notes

July 19, 2016

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Nancy Ortberg. Unleashing The Power of Rubber Bands; Lessons in Non-Linear Leadership. Tyndale House, 2008. (243 pages) Tyndale’s First Chapters. Rubber Bands At its heart, leadership is about promises, and of all its promises, development is one of the most significant. 91) Inherent in the leadership relationship is the expectation that over time, the direction […]