Book Review: Scripture and the Authority of God (N. T. Wright)

N. T. Wright has been a much needed voice in Christianity these past few decades. His scholarship alongside his minister’s heart have allowed him to speak with great authority on doctrine and other church issues. His book on the resurrection, Surprised by Hope, is a milestone in my journey of faith. In Scripture and the Authority of God: … [Read more…]

A volley of severed heads

Fear. I can smell it. Fear of a destroyed economy thanks to wing nuts who have elected fiscally irresponsible governments at both the provincial and federal levels and tanking oil prices. Fear of sharia law thanks to the flung open gates to Muslim refugees. Fear of global warming storms and weather conditions. Fear of regulations … [Read more…]

BookBoyBlaise

My 11-year-old son has been keeping a blog, bookboyblaise.blogspot.ca, since the begin of this summer. Blaise is a voracious reader and we can barely keep enough books in the house for him. In fact, he will begin reading some of our books (with permission) if there isn’t anything geared towards him. His description of the blog: This … [Read more…]

Book Review: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Bauby)

I was so moved by the film adaptation, Le Scaphandre et le Papillon when I first saw it nearly eight years ago. Jean-Dominique Bauby authored this book by dictating with blinks from his left eye at a hospital an afternoon drive from Paris at Berck-sur-Mer, France. He is paralyzed by a stroke with something called locked-in syndrome. Formerly … [Read more…]

De Zaak Van Münster

I was startled to see my name on the title of a fellow airplane passenger’s book en route to Montréal. Ever since having spotted my name on the side of a Dutch bank in 1993, I’ve known that my name means “business” in Dutch. The plane was already its descent into Montreal, so I had … [Read more…]

Book Review: A More Christlike God (Bradley Jersak)

This is a beautiful book. Just gorgeous. Author Brad Jersak takes on the dichotomy of the angry, retributive, wrathful God and the compassionate, life-giving, sacrificial Jesus. Diving into both ancient theology and biblical understandings, Jersak explores what it means to view an unchanging God through the lens of His truest revelation, Jesus. The book is necessary … [Read more…]