So I’m back on my history kick.  I started reading Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas (author of  William Wilberforce’s biography Amazing Grace) and Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond. I haven’t gotten too far into Guns, Germs and Steel yet, but I’m a bit more than halfway through Bonhoeffer, a 500+ page tome that chronicles the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, […]

Batman, Chik-Fil-A, Muppets and Love

Several years ago, I read the book “I Saw Satan Fall Like Lightning” by French literary critic Rene Girard.  Girard has a fascinating theory that human beings learn desire by imitation.  In a recent Gospel Coalition article, Joe Carter explains this concept this way:  “Just as an infant learns to speak by imitating the language […]

everyone has a strategy. even the devil.

“10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God,so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powersof this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly […]

How the Internet is Eating Our Brains.

“The effects of technology do not occur at the level of opinions or concepts,” wrote McLuhan. Rather, they alter “patterns of perception steadily and without any resistance.” Several years ago, I was browsing through magazines at a Books-a-Million when I came across a certain issue of Atlantic Magazine.   Emblazoned on the cover was this […]