Monthly Archives: October 2010

Compass Quotes

As an undergraduate I typed up three quotations on index cards to post above my desk. These old cards are tattered now. (Click for a larger view.) In Junior High my parents delighted me with the gift of a portable … Continue reading

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Resources for reflecting on The Shack

In the previous post I explained that the reason to read The Shack is because it helps us to imagine how God meets us in our place of “Great Sadness,” so that we can begin to understand that He is … Continue reading

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Is God really good? Can I trust Him in my Shack?

Is God really good? This question is what The Shack is all about. William Paul Young’s best-selling* novel, originally written as a testimony for his kids, is neither a systematic theology nor an evangelistic tract. If you are looking for … Continue reading

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In a corner with a book

“I have sought after rest in everything; and found it nowhere except in a corner with a book.” Thomas à Kempis —– Right: The Imitation of Christ by the late-medieval monk Thomas à Kempis remained a popular devotional work through … Continue reading

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Accordance Conference: An excursion at the interface of scripture and technology

Accordance for OS X | Accordance for iOS The opportunity to meet Oak Tree staff and mingle with a combination of academic users, pastors and passionate lay users at the recent Accordance Conference put a human face on my own … Continue reading

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Reading Wimsey, 1987

We recently watched the BBC’s production of Gaudy Night that aired in the late 1980’s on PBS. At that time we were unable to watch the series of Lord Peter television movies, but we were already avid readers of Dorothy … Continue reading

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