Book Club & Reading Buddy Quick Start

Our post about finding a reading buddy is getting a fair amount of attention. Frankly, I am not surprised. Social media has been a tremendous blessing kindred spirits scattered across the earth who are looking for other similarly minded souls. When we shared that post in our book club, we realized that for many people finding … Continue reading Book Club & Reading Buddy Quick Start

Something like Tolkien’s Leaf Mould

This spring Diane, Jennifer Halverson and I re-read one of my top ten favorite books: Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe. A funny thing happened in this reading that I was not expecting. As a child, I feasted on the 1982 made-for-t.v. Ivanhoe movie featuring Anthony Andrews, James Mason, Olivia Hussey, and John Rhys-Davies. When I say … Continue reading Something like Tolkien’s Leaf Mould

Why I Won’t Read “The Handmaid’s Tale”

I won’t read The Handmaid’s Tale. And it isn’t because I am a Christian who is afraid of being confronted by ideas that are unsettling. I graduated from Hillsdale College in the very late 1990s with a BA in Philosophy and Religion. I spent two semesters at the University of Oxford studying theology. I own … Continue reading Why I Won’t Read “The Handmaid’s Tale”