Book Review :: The Masculine Mandate

Book Review :: The Masculine Mandate

Jan 17, 2011

Today’s men are an odd bunch. Some men manifest an amusing pseudo-machoism while simultaneously acting out a fickle, schmoozy form of Hallmark-card caring, flavored, of course, by the prevailing politically correct winds. Many politicians fall in this camp. Justifiably, some revolt against this schizophrenic view of “manhood.” But there is another side of...

Music Review :: Still by Nathan Clark George

Music Review :: Still by Nathan Clark George

Dec 16, 2010

With the snow gently falling outside my office window, I decided it was time to listen to Still (2010, NCG Music), the new recording from my friend Nathan Clark George. I received the CD last week; but, with the challenges of life, and a number of self-imposed deadlines, I just didn’t have the time to give it a listen. Why is it that we often become slaves to...

Book Review :: Welcome to a Reformed Church

Book Review :: Welcome to a Reformed Church

Sep 18, 2010

A few years back, I spent quite a bit of time developing a “new member manual” for the church I served. My purpose was simple: Give inquirers an understanding of the basic doctrines and practices of the church. In the manual, I covered a number of pertinent topics, from history to theology, to the Christian life. And, throughout the manual, I offered a...

Book Review :: The Consequences of Ideas

Book Review :: The Consequences of Ideas

Aug 27, 2010

As many of you know, my undergraduate degree is in Mechanical Engineering. Engineers deal with what they see in the real world, with equations and calculations—with things. Engineers are concerned with making things work, leveraging energy and materials to make the world a better place. Yet, in God’s Providence, I was called into the realm of philosophy and...