Oh, to be cloned, times two

The week of June 11 was one of those times when I wished I could be cloned so I could be in two places at the same time. Actually, it would have been nice to be in four places at the same time. The United Reformed Churches in North America (URCNA) and the Orthodox Presbyterian … Continue reading Oh, to be cloned, times two

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Makoto Fujimura’s recommendations on creativity

Well-known artist Makoto Fujimura recommends on the Christianity Today site his top five books on creativity. If you click on that last hyperlink, you'll see his five are: The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World by Lewis Hyde On Beauty and Being Just by Elaine Scarry Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeleine L'Engle … Continue reading Makoto Fujimura’s recommendations on creativity

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

Confident and capable heroes sprint through John Buchan's action-packed novels.  If you've never read any of Buchan's work, this first of his novels about Richard Hannay is a great starting gate. In the introduction to The Thirty-Nine Steps, Robin W. Winks writes that the book is "often said to have established the basic formula for the … Continue reading The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

Discovering Ngaio Marsh

One of the best things about synod meetings is chatting with old or new friends over meals or on walks between buildings. And one of the most interesting conversations for me this year at Synod Nyack 2012 was a brief discussion about writers with Rev. Leo DeVos, the fraternal delegate from the Reformed Churches of New … Continue reading Discovering Ngaio Marsh