Archive for the ‘Religion’ category

Same Kind of Different As Me

As a Christian, these gritty narratives challenge me, but I think that even if I wasn’t a Christian, I would be moved by the absolute trust given under the strangest of circumstances, by the lack of motive behind the giving, and by the levels of faith played…

A New Reformation

Although I was always a nature mystic (my childhood is steeped in memories of the fecundity of nature—of enjoying walks in the woods with my dog and finding tadpoles in the creek, and embracing our yearly vacations to northern Michigan with the…

Call of A Coward

It can be a very difficult time of testing and fear when a minister and his family are between assignments. Speaking from personal experience, because that’s precisely where I find myself today after over 25 years in full-time vocational ministry, it…

When You Hear Hoofbeats Think of a Zebra

It’s all about realising the qualities that we have and how we can cultivate them for the benefit of everyone. After having read the book, I have actively tried to do this through forgiveness, honesty and…

The Magus of Strovolos

I don’t often read books more than once. Sometimes I keep a book for years after I’ve read it if it made a strong impression, but it’s very few to which I return. I’m revisiting Daskalos during these last few weeks of…

Spare Change

I’m having an unexpected reaction when the narrative’s perspective changes to that of an eleven-year-old boy. The voice, the diction and tone are completely believable. In other words, the young character feels authentic…