Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

Things I Wholeheartedly Affirm

  • I wholeheartedly affirm that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. James 2:24

  • I wholeheartedly affirm that baptism saves you. 1 Peter 3:21

  • I wholeheartedly affirm the Westminster Confession of Faith with no major exceptions.

  • It's okay to use Biblical language without endlessly qualifying every statement you make. The Bible is not a systematic theology textbook; words can mean different things in different contexts or have various shades of meaning. The reader or hearer should be able to distinguish between them.


    Xindaeltal said…
    No, no, we must endlessly qualify everything and all things.... eternally, completely, wholeheartedly.