Single Issue Voter: To Be, or Not to Be?

This post is one that I hope will facilitate a bit of understanding among those who consider themselves single issue voters and those who question the wisdom of single issue voting. Politics is always a divisive issue, and certainly the current political climate is more divisive than I can ever remember. I'm not naive to … Continue reading Single Issue Voter: To Be, or Not to Be?

City of God, Book 16: From Noah to Moses

This summary/review will be a bit different - less Cliff Notes, more critique. To be honest, this was my least favorite book so far. The book covers a lot of ground - from Noah's exit from the ark to the Tower of Babel to the call and life of Abraham and his sons to Moses, … Continue reading City of God, Book 16: From Noah to Moses

Swear Off All Alliances with the Assyrians of Our Day

So counsels Ray Ortlund in his book When God Comes to Church, a book written twenty years ago, but one I'm reading for the first time (and loving), currently. The chapter I'm considering now is an exposition of Hosea 14. Here's the first four verses: Return, Israel, to the LORD your God.Your sins have been … Continue reading Swear Off All Alliances with the Assyrians of Our Day

Worst Books of 2020

So, I read a few stinkers in 2020 also. Here's the worst of the worse... The Soul of an Octopus, Sy Montgomery. I'm not sure what genre to put this in. Nature? Romance? The author somehow combines scientific and experiential narrative regarding octopuses with uncomfortable erotic imagery. So weird. What cool things I learned about … Continue reading Worst Books of 2020