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I invite you to draw up a chair and sit a while so that we can explore books, culture, and faith. Three things I care about a lot.


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Keeping conflict productive

Understand better by reading in print

How reading forms us

From my post at Behind the Books: Whenever someone asks for my favorite quote I do not hesitate. Most other ice-breaker-type questions perplex me—my favorite food, favorite color, what animal I would be if I got to choose. For the most part, I’m indifferent to those things. I’m fickle. It varies with the years, even

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Understanding the Trump phenomenon

I’m looking forward to John Fea’s forthcoming book Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump. If there is any hope for redeeming evangelical identity it comes from listening to voices like Fea who are able to help us understand at what forks in the road we took the wrong path.

Amy Simpson on influential books

Author Amy Simpson shares some of the books that were influential in her life and on her own writing projects.

You shall be holy, for I am holy

All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever. And this word is the good news that was preached to you. 13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully

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