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I write in order to make the little voices in my head go away. Thus far it hasn't worked.


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The Mischief of Sin by Thomas Watson
The Mischief of Sin
by Thomas Watson
read in August, 2014
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Watson is top tier. One of my personal devotional goals is to be always reading something by him.
The Virtues of Capitalism by Scott B. Rae
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A decent book. I enjoyed it, and learned some things, but I much prefer my defenses of capitalism to be Strident. These guys were mellow, but they still had some good things to say. My favorite was their observation that the opposite of contentment w...more
Proclamation and Theology by William H. Willimon
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I found this book very helpful. Willimon is writing from a different place theologically, but his observations here were very shrewd and biblically grounded. A lot of good food for preachers here.
The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
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This book has a very fine analysis of how to achieve excellence in the midst of complex systems. The complexity of a masterful violin performance is very different from the complexity of building a skyscraper. With the latter, no one person can be th...more
Envy by Helmut Schoeck
Envy
by Helmut Schoeck
read in August, 2014
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Meticulous, careful, learned. I had long thought I needed to read this classic, and am glad I finally did. A mix of psychology, sociology, politics, anthropology, this book is dense but worth it.
Mission Drift by Peter Greer
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A good rehearsal of the basic principles necessary to keep organizations from going the way of all flesh. The New St. Andrews board reads a book together in between each of our quarterly board meetings, and this was the one on tap. It contained some...more
The Creed of Presbyterians by Egbert Watson Smith
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I enjoyed this very much. It is a bit too rah-rah in places, and I read an early version of it (1901), written before the author was bedazzled by Barth. At the same time, it was heartening to be reminded yet again how much good Calvinists have introd...more
Toasts by Paul Dickson
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I enjoy reading collections of sayings and quotes, and just finished this book of toasts by Paul Dickson. It was enjoyable, and as always I picked up a few things. Here are a few favorites.

"May we have more and more friends, and need them less and le...more
The End of Sacrifice by Guy G. Stroumsa
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This was a very fine and scholarly treatment of one of the great events in the history of the world -- the cessation of public sacrifices under Constantine. Or, rather it is about the background to this event, which would be the currents of faith and...more
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“God gave us minds to think with and hearts to thank with. Instead we use our hearts to think about the world as we would like it to have been, and we use our minds to come up with rationalizations for our ingratitude. We are a murmuring, discontented, unhappy, ungrateful people. And because we think we want salvation from our discontents...”
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message 3: by Will

Will Is there an error with your page? It says you've been reading those 3 books in your 'Currently Reading' section since 2009.


Margaret Thanks! I've read several of your titles and plan to continue on into Omnibus. I used it while working as a long term substitute at a Classical Christian School and now nothing else with suit!


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David Housholder What's your home church in San Diego?


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