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Reflections on Being a Grandfather

Reflections on Being a Grandfather

Well, I’m a grandfather now. Wow. That sure came fast! It was just last week that I was dating a beautiful young lady named Becky Hubin. Then it just seems like a few days ago that we had kids. Then,…

Newsweek Does a Hatchet Job on the Bible

Newsweek Does a Hatchet Job on the Bible

In last week’s edition of Newsweek, the cover story was entitled, “The Bible: So Misunderstood, It’s a Sin.” As I read through it, it was hard to know whether to laugh or roll my eyes. Actually, I ended up doing…

Best Commentaries on Mark

Best Commentaries on Mark

Now that we are starting a new series in the Gospel of Mark, I thought it might be helpful to have a short blog on some of the best commentaries on this book of the Bible. The best way to…

"Unbroken": A Must-read Novel

“Unbroken”: A Must-read Novel

This past year, Becky and I began reading books together. It’s a habit we picked up from our son, Ben, and his wife, Ellie. So far, we’ve read a fictional novel, Safely Home, and a book on marriage, Tim Keller’s…

Are There Many Ways to Heaven?

Are There Many Ways to Heaven?

John Hick and Religious Pluralism One of my reading projects this year has been to slog (yes, that is the word) through select portions of a 400-page tome on religious pluralism by the well-known philosopher of religion, John Hick. The…