How much is enough? What is really expected of us? What are we required to give? What does God need from each of us? Am I enough? We are commanded to be perfect like Christ (I still like the complete reading of that phrase, though it is also not without complications). I wrote some about […]Read more "Would That Be Enough?"
1 September 2016-27 November 2016 Welcome to another installment of Flash Reviews, where I share brief snapshot reviews of the movies I’ve watched, books I’ve read and occasional other entertainment I’ve consumed since the last time I did this. Usually once every two months or so. WARNING: Spoilers lie ahead, so just watch out. Not […]Read more "Flash Reviews, Pt. 14"
One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly is a powerful, deeply personal book. Written by Ashley Mae Hoiland (known to many as Ashmae), it is the most recent entry in the Maxwell Institute’s Living Faith series. There’s a creativity here that feels more personal than the other books in the series that I’ve read. Perhaps […]Read more "One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly: Reviewed"
Thoughts on The Fall Earlier this month I finished The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life by Terryl and Fiona Givens. There’s a lot of good in the book, undoubtedly. However, the third chapter, “We Are that We Might Have Joy”, presents an analysis of The Fall, that strikes me as leaving […]Read more "The Devil Made Me Do Good?"
POST-ELECTION THOUGHTS This is a little later than usual (Sunday was my birthday and unusually crowded with things to do and people to see and the past three days have been remarkably busy). Not to mention that I’m not quite sure what to say. The past week has been a rollercoaster of emotions due to […]Read more "We Need Radical Love"
I had a few other things I was going to write about (some response to bits of The God Who Weeps and thoughts on what it really means to be childlike), but it felt wrong to not talk about the Policy leaked a year ago yesterday (5 November 2015). So, here we go. My thoughts […]Read more "Seeking Love in the Fear and Mess"
Let Your Hearts and Minds Expand: Reflections on Faith, Reason, Charity, and Beauty by Thomas F. Rogers, one of the recent installments in the Maxwell Institute’s Living Faith series, is a fascinating compilation of essays, some poems, and even an interview. The book is divided into four sections—Faith, Reason, Charity, and Beauty, with each section […]Read more "Let Your Hearts and Minds Expand: A Book Review"