The Real Afterlife Tourist

CT recently reported on the decision by LifeWay Christian Resources to pull “heaven tourism” books from the store shelves. Included in the spring cleaning are mega-selling titles 90 Minutes in Heaven and Heaven is For Real. A decision made easier … Continue reading

Thought from Holy Week: Did he have any idea what was happening upstairs?

This year an unnamed biblical character popped off the page as I read the gospel accounts for Maundy Thursday. Three of the Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke, record the interaction between Jesus and his disciples as they make preparations to … Continue reading

What if Christmas Letters Told the Whole Story? What if the Bible Didn’t?

  For a few weeks each December, there are hand-addressed envelopes in my mailbox–and they aren’t wedding invitations. I’ve been thrilled to see the Christmas card and letter traditions are alive and well in 2013, albeit with changes.   As … Continue reading

Book Clubs: Bonus When Multiple Voices Read Same Text

I’ve spent three years in a couple’s book club and so appreciate the multiplicity of voices and respect each participant’s perspective and their ears.  Each person hears the author’s voice slightly differently, and the text becomes grander and richer through … Continue reading