The Chimes (Charles Dickens)

It's been a while since I read Dickens.  I loved him in high school – when all my friends hated him with a passion and were scared by A Christmas Carol – but then my reading habit fell off for several years.  Now that it’s back, there’s just so much Dickens to read.  I decided … Continue reading The Chimes (Charles Dickens)

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The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)

Apparently, The Yearling is well-known – a Pulitzer Prize winner, in fact – and I somehow missed the memo my whole life.  I’d never heard of it until I saw it in a gift shop in St. Augustine, FL last year.  After reading it, I wouldn’t be surprised if it really is less popular now … Continue reading The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)

Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths About Science and Religion (ed. Ronald Numbers)

Ex-evangelicals, like myself, have seen just about every possible way evangelicals, and religious people in general, can misuse and abuse science and history.  Some of these are infamous:  young earth creationism and conversion therapy come to mind.  But sometimes we’ve been over-exposed – or more accurately, unevenly exposed.  It can be easy to forget, in … Continue reading Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths About Science and Religion (ed. Ronald Numbers)