Concerning Eminently Relatable Hobbits

On Saturdays in our house, my wife typically makes homemade pizza and the kids and I watch a movie. This gives me a chance to expose my children to culturally enriching experiences, and to spend time with them. And it also gives Lauren some peace and quiet to work on sewing or school planning or…More

Unpacking the Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack

The Colonial Pipeline – a critical piece of American infrastructure – has suffered the most significant cyberattack in our country’s history, and its being taken out of commission leaves the East Coast without a reliable and efficient supply of gasoline for the foreseeable future. Experts say the pipeline should be back online by the end…More

Nudity in The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis wrote a series of three science fiction novels known as The Space Trilogy. Out of the Silent Planet (1938), Perelandria: A Novel (1943), and That Hideous Strength: A Modern Fairy-Tale for Grown-ups (1945) are the three works in the series. All three at least were free with Audible Plus when I picked them up late last year, and…More

The Answer to the Ultimate Question

In Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the supercomputer Deep Thought operates for 7.5 million years to spit out the answer “42.” But by that time, nobody remembers what the question was. So then another supercomputer – this one none other than our very own planet Earth – is designed by a race of hyper-intelligent,…More

Choosing The Seventh Audiobook

I try to maintain seven audiobooks in my queue at all times. With having recently finished Fault Lines by Voddie Baucham, however, there is now an open slot.  At the time of this recording, my current reading list includes the following titles: Children of Ash and Elm by Neil Price The Church History by Eusebius,…More

Book Review: ‘Fault Lines’ by Voddie Baucham

Voddie T. Baucham’s Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe is an excellent book and you should read it. That is the short version. Voddie reminds me here why I have admired and appreciated him so much over the years. My wife Lauren and I had the pleasure of hearing him speak at…More

Book Review: ‘Christianity and Liberalism’ by J. Gresham Machen

I just finished listening to J. Gresham Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism on Audible yesterday, and I am struck by the clarity and directness of Machen’s arguments. In sum, Liberal Christianity is a different religion. It is a counterfeit Christianity. It is a false gospel. And we need to regard it clearly as such. Just like the…More

Book Review: ‘The Twilight of the American Enlightenment’ by George Marsden

George M. Marsden’s The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief (2014) is worth your time, and you should check it out. After finishing it yesterday, I have some thoughts to share with you regarding the oft-repeated phrases of late “trust the experts” and “follow the science.” These sentiments didn’t come…More