Welcome to Ex Libris

A couple of days ago I posted an article over at World’s Blog to introduce myself to that group of readers. For those who didn’t catch the news earlier and have no idea what I am going on about, I was asked to head up the Ex Libris section of World’s blog. I included in my article a list of what I consider some of the best books of 2005. If you’re interested you can read it here.

Reflections on Bachelorhood

I never had a chance to be a bachelor. I started dating Aileen when I was still a teenager, got engaged at twenty and married at twenty-one. We both lived with our parents until the day we married. We had both lived at home through our college years. Over the past years of our marriage I have only rarely spent a night apart from her. I believe we were apart for almost a week about six years ago, but since …

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A Whole New World

The secret is out. World Magazine has decided to add to their online presence by increasing the scope of their blog. Joe Carter, of Evangelical Outpost, has been asked to head-up this new venture. I have been asked to become editor of the Ex Libris section of the blog which will be dedicated to book reviews. My task sounds challenging enough. “This feature will certainly become the best place to find literary criticism from a biblical perspective.” Naturally I consider …

Losing My Religion

It is a mild, grey morning at the cottage. My daughter is still asleep, so I have been unable to dial-up and do my twice-daily email check (that’s about all I do when I’m on vacation). So I’ve been passing the time by looking through directories of old articles. Among these I found the four articles that kick-started this site back in 2002. “Calvinism vs Arminianism” is dated October 10, 2002. “Mother Teresa” is dated October 28. Those articles were …

Desiring God National Conference

Well how is this for an opportunity? I have been asked by Desiring God if I would be willing to live-blog the upcoming Desiring God National Conference which will be held in Minneapolis from the 7th to the 9th of October. This year’s theme is “Suffering and the Sovereignty of God.” I thought about it for less time than it takes to type “of course!” and have committed to doing it. I am awfully excited about the opportunity. I’ll have …

Further Lessons of Another Recovering Statistics-Addicted Influence Seeker

Joe Carter, of Evangelical Outpost fame, posted an article yesterday entitled “Lessons of a Recovering Statistics-Addicted Influence Seeker.” It was a very good article and if you are a blogger or spend a bit of time reading blogs, you would probably enjoy it. Go ahead and give it a read. I’ll wait. I was drawn to this article because there are many resemblances between my blog and Joe’s. Not visual resemblances, mind you, or even content, but I think we …

Celebrating Canada Day or God’s Sovereignty?

Precisely one year ago I wrote a little article called “On Canada Day and Kissing The Mailman.” It was a mournful reflection on my lack of desire to celebrate Canada Day (which for you Yanks and other foreigners, is the day we remember Canada’s birthday. I’ll let you read a version of it I’ve modified only a little bit: Today is Canada Day. Supposedly this means that Canadians take a little bit of time on this holiday to be thankful …