2017 In Review

When each year comes to a close there are a number of stats I like to look back on as a tool for looking back on the year as a whole. I like to see how many books I read in a year, I like to know how much music I listened to compared to … Continue reading 2017 In Review

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The Christian Side Hug™ No Longer Deemed Holy Enough

The Christian Side Hug™ was first patented to prevent uncleaness among Christian youth. In many ways it was effective. Avoiding the inevitable chest bump of front hugs almost made its users forget the physical distinctions God created between men and women which is the root of all lust. It gave users the appearance of being … Continue reading The Christian Side Hug™ No Longer Deemed Holy Enough

Snippets From Fall Reformation Conferences and The Historical Continuity of Launching the IRBS Seminary

What does October mean for Reformed Baptists? It means it’s Reformation celebration season! I had the privilege of attending two Reformation Conferences this past month at two sister churches. The first was the annual Semper Reformanda conference sponsored by Grace Family Baptist Church of North Houston, the church my church was planted out of. The … Continue reading Snippets From Fall Reformation Conferences and The Historical Continuity of Launching the IRBS Seminary

The Guardians of Reputation

This is the fourth post in a five-part series on Aesop's Fables. You can read this post independently from the others or you can read the introduction here for more background on the history and use of Aesop's Fables and catch up on the other two fables I examined here and here. GENIUS, VIRTUE AND … Continue reading The Guardians of Reputation

Revisionism and Reductionism

This is the second post in a five-part series on Aesop's Fables. You can read this post independently from the others or you can also read the introduction here for more background on the history and use of Aesop's Fables. THE MAN AND THE LION A Man and a Lion once argued together as to … Continue reading Revisionism and Reductionism

An Introduction to Aesop’s Fables

Most of you have probably heard the classic tale of "The Tortoise and the Hare" but do you know where the story came from and that there are more pithy anecdotes where that came from? The Tortoise and the Hare is actually one of more than three hundred short stories compiled under the title "Aesop's … Continue reading An Introduction to Aesop’s Fables

Reviewer’s Digest //Non-Fiction

A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis 
Read October 28th

 (Afterward by Chad Walsh read on the 29th) 4 Stars I was pleased with myself for finishing the entire book in one sitting--but then again, I couldn't very well go to bed in the middle anyway. It frightened me to see the questions, the doubts, the … Continue reading Reviewer’s Digest //Non-Fiction

It’s Ok to Ask For Directions (Reflections on The Scarlet Letter and Reading Classics in General)

Are you ready to hear something possibly surprising about this book reviewer? Here goes: sometimes, I read a book and I weigh every word, I analyze the themes and motifs, let the plot sink in, evaluate the characters, then I close the book and...have no idea what I just read means. Sometimes the scenes of … Continue reading It’s Ok to Ask For Directions (Reflections on The Scarlet Letter and Reading Classics in General)

Four Reasons The Great Gatsby is a Great Read

The green light beckons on the horizon, the arms of the enigmatic Jay Gatsby outstretched towards it, reaching, reaching, until it fades away like the last warm kiss of summer. *contains basic spoilers common to most other reviews of the book* I understand why so many love The Great Gatsby: the writing's vitality, vividness and … Continue reading Four Reasons The Great Gatsby is a Great Read