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…

George Grant Facts

For Christmas my wonderful wife bought me the entire George Grant mp3 collection from Wordmp3! This means that I have hours and hours of wonderful lectures ahead of me from the most intelligent man alive today.

What's that? You don't know who George Grant is? Well in that case, let me explain. The bio from his website states: "George Grant is the author of more than five dozen books, serves as pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church, and is the founder of King's Meadow Study Center, the Chalmers Fund, New College Franklin, the Comenius School, and Franklin Classical School."

As if that weren't enough, here are a few more things you might want to know about George Grant:

• George Grant got his Ph.D. at the age of 16…seconds.
• It’s no use debating George Grant. You’ve already lost.
• George Grant can judge a book by its cover.
• George Grant can have his cake and eat it too.
• George Grant has never been mistaken in his entire life. Never.
• George Grant makes bow-ties fashionable.
• George Grant can win them all.
• George Grant can make an omelet without breaking eggs.
• George Grant does not use spell check. If he happens to misspell a word, the editors of the OED will simply change the dictionary.
• George Grant can teach an old dog new tricks
• George Grant once had an argument with Chuck Norris... Chuck Norris’s head exploded.

Comments

Rose said…
Lol I want to have my cake and eat it too, so I guess I might have to look into some of his books. Maybe he can give me some advice.