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…

Church History and Development

I know I'm forever telling people to read things, but here I go again. A great post about history and the church. Everyone moves and is moved, history is messy, and the Church is found as a body of people in Christ, not in a hypothetically perfect body of ecclesial and doctrinal ideas.


Chris said…
Someone once said "the difference between the lay and clergy is their knowledge of church history." However, I believe it would be beneficial for the church to know she did not begin with the Left Behind series/Purpose Driven Life, etc.
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