Conclave- Robert Harris’ New Novel of Power and Intrigue

https://www.amazon.com/Conclave-novel-Robert-Harris/dp/0451493443 Conclave is the best of Robert Harris’ novels, high praise because Harris is an excellent writer of historical fiction. Each of his books reveals the writer’s journalistic background: Rich in detail and imagery, Harris’ extensive research for each story is evident. Conclave is all of that but much more. This story is riveting, sympathetic … [Read more]

The Prodigal Son Or the Older Brother?

http://www.freebibleimages.org/photos/prodigal-son/ For converts like me, the story of the prodigal son evokes a tsunami of emotion: gratitude, relief, sorrow and recognition are only a few. But upon reflecting on the well-known parable that Jesus tells the complaining Pharisees and scribes, I began to think about the older brother with an entirely different lens. Rather than … [Read more]

Consequences of Tepid Christianity: The Boston Marathon Bomber’s Widow

AP File Photo of Katherine Russell I saw Peter Berg’s recently released film, Patriots Day over a month ago. Of the many heroes portrayed in this movie, there is just one person who has taken up residence in my memory. She is a minor character, the woman now known as the “Boston Marathon Bombers widow.” … [Read more]