biography

Gaining a Little Perspective Through History

I am skeptical of the idea, popular especially among evangelical Christians, that society is in a sharp downward spiral – particularly American society. This has resulted not from reading one or two specific volumes but from reading a wide variety of historical literature…and it comes not from volumes attempting to make such an argument but …

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Book Review: We Are the Beloved (Author: Ken Blanchard).

For years I never liked gift books or coffee table books. They were such small or large sizes and seemed like cheap and sentimental ways to say “I care.” More recently I’ve changed my tune…well, I’m still not huge on coffee table books, but the gift books – those small, short reads – I’m giving …

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Movie Review: Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen.

Today I watched one of those movies that I kept thinking, “I should watch that” but never quite felt in the mood. A foreign-language (German) biographical drama about a twelfth century nun, Hildegard von Bingen, it is one of those dramas that looks good but one wonders if it will be just another boring epic …

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