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Karen Swallow Prior: An Interview

On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life Through Great Books Professor Karen Swallow Prior’s terrific new book, frames this conversation: On Reading Well. David George Moore’s other interviews with Professor Prior can be found at http://www.twocities.org/?p=2360 and here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jesuscreed/2015/02/07/saturday-book-interview-with-karen-swallow-prior/ Some of Dave’s videos can be accessed at www.mooreengaging.com Moore: You have written another book about […]



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10 Informative Reading Resources – AOP Homeschooling

To remind us to make reading a proactive choice, each year September 6 is deemed National Read a Book Day. To prepare for this year’s event in your homeschool family, check out these 10 informative reading resources from Alpha Omega Publications.



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Wesley Hill, Spiritual Friendships

A good reading in the history of friendship makes manifest that friendship, probably most especially in the 20th Century, has changed dramatically. If one reads, for instance, the great two chapters on friendship by Aristotle in his Nicomachean Ethics, or the essays and letters on friendship by Cicero, one sees that friendship was a much-discussed and […]



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How to Read with a Beginning Reader

As you start the transition to your child reading, remember to choose books that match his or her likes and interests and recognize that 15-20 minutes is a good amount of time for a rookie reader. In addition, here are five other practical tips for how to read with a beginning reader.



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Miracles, One More Time

I will begin a new series on miracles, and we will focus our conversation by reading Luke Timothy Johnson’s new book — one that will not satisfy everyone but it will provoke conversations aplenty. It’s called Miracles: God’s Presence and Power in Creation. It’s in the acclaimed series from WJKP called Interpretation: Resources for the Use […]



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Weekly Meanderings, 4 August 2018

Reading: is it reading if you are listening? Betsy Robinson: According to an Edison Research consumer survey, 65% of audiobook listeners imbibe books while driving; 52% while relaxing into sleep; and 45% while doing housework or chores. According to “The Brain and Reading,” an article by cognitive psychologist Sebastian Wren (published by the Southwest Educational […]



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Weekly Meanderings, 4 August 2018


Evangelism As Invitation to the Journey

By Allan Bevere One Sunday more than a decade ago, the Lectionary reading from the Gospel that morning was from Mark 10 on Jesus’ teaching concerning divorce. Some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, ‘Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?’ He answered them, ‘What did Moses command you?’ They said, ‘Moses […]



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All Over Again, And Again, And Again

From Jamin Hüber, at CBE A couple days ago, my wife Jessica and I finished reading a rather depressing book: Biblical Porn: Affect, Labor, and Pastor Mark Driscoll’s Evangelical Empire. It’s an academic work that includes countless interviews, field research, and eyewitness accounts of the dramatic fall of Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church. The book does […]



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Asking The Church To Forsake Violence For the Nonviolent Jesus

One of my favorite study topics was a reading of the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer to answer a simple question: Was Bonhoeffer a pacifist? You may know he did not like that kind of question or the “principle” type answer, but instead sought how to be a follower of Christ in a specific situation. Recently […]



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The Essential Word (RJS)

When do differences in detail cast doubt on the whole story? I’ve been reading through both The Lost World of Scripture by John Walton and Brent Sandy and The Lost World of the Flood by Tremper Longman and John Walton … fascinating and thought provoking books. Last week I posted the first book with a […]



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