Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve been reading a pretty breathtaking series of books: The Chronicles of Peniel. I read them out of order, which strangely I almost recommend. The first in the series, The Bestman, the Bride and the Wedding by Lutheran Pastor Michael L. McCoy was absolutely unlike anything I’ve ever read before. If you are interested in the role fiction can play in communicating intricacies of the faith, you should get this, particularly for how it portrays the Office of the Holy Ministry. Please do note, however, I would not classify it as a family read aloud.
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I’m updating my Christian poetry page! I already mentioned the latest poetry book that got my attention, The Soul in Paraphrase: A Treasury of Classical Devotional Poems, but now I get to tell you about even more.
Analogies have limited uses in theology, at least as far as I can tell. Even so, uses there are. Allow me to introduce an analogy of unsecured porches and extensive picture windows.
With a little regret, I’m going to share a writing idea I’ve had. I’d really like to tackle it myself. I’m just nowhere close to imagining a time I could do so! So, if you’re interested in a rarer format, single-person narrative delving into older fatherhood and a son’s sacrifice, here you go.
I like many kinds of books, but sometimes I find one that makes me think, “Wow, did he really just go there?” The Gift and the Defender is one of those books in the best sense possible. Adventure and unbelievable “fortune” collide as LCMS Pastor Tyrel Bramwell offers an insightful tale about human nature.