The Broken Way

Ann Voskamp's style is hard for some people to take. Her books are prose poetry, and those who are interested in a strictly academic systematic theology will be disappointed. I find that her writing style is the most common criticism by people who don't like her books. I, however, love the way she writes. It's like an amalgam of T.S. Eliot and Bonhoeffer.

Another criticism I've heard of Voskamp is that her theology is heretical mysticism that perverts the gospel. I read one "discernment" blogger saying that she could hear the whispering of the serpent through Ann Voskamp's writing. I honestly don't get this one at all. I didn't find any trace of bad doctrine in this book at all. Maybe she emphasizes things in a different way than I would, maybe she uses non-standard theological vocabulary, but what she is presenting here is a pretty solid theology of suffering such as Martin Luther would have undoubtedly approved. She's also probably more well…

His Royal Majesty Speaks

It appears that unbeknownst to me I have in fact been destined for greatness. Like Sigurd, Arthur, and Aragorn it is my fate to be a ruler over men.

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
His Highness Richard the Unusual of Greater Sodbury
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

"Strange women lying around in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony. I mean if I was to say that I was an emperor just because some moistened bink lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!"--Dennis


Xindaeltal said…
Rick once again you astound me. I have not attained sufficient gnosis to understand what the meaning of your poem and how it relates to my blog on my life as of late.
Ithilwen said…
Has someone thrown a sword at you lately? ;-)
Eccentric, am I? lol. Very nice. :-D
Rick said…
You've always been eccentric, and you've become even more so since Luther was born. (Aunts are always weird). And you married Dale. ;)