Review: Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

Check out this brief book on the (ignored) history of the English language. We have a pretty amazing language. Best of all, you’ll get a kick out of this engaging read.

Poetry: Beowulf

“Do you want me to read it?” Before me sat half a dozen middle schoolers, watching with that wide-eyed curiosity and amazement that I know will be hidden in only a few short years. They watched and giggled and nodded their heads, some of them even cheering me on. They had already heard me read …

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Poetry: Wheatley – On Being Brought from Africa to America

’Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,Taught my benighted soul to understandThat there’s a God, that there’s a Saviour too:Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.Some view our sable race with scornful eye,‘Their colour is a diabolic die.’Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain,May be refin’d, and join th’ angelic train.Phillis Wheatley, On Being Brought from Africa to America I first heard …

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Review: Contraception and Christendom

While this book is a response a specific argument made by a specific writer in the LCMS, Hasselbrook addresses the broader implications and concerns of contraception, especially for Christians.

Review: Ministry, Word, and Sacraments, an Enchiridion

Image from Concordia Publishing House. Author: Martin Chemnitz Publisher: Concordia Publishing House I recently became aware of this fascinating book. And since I first started it, I decided that it must become better known. Martin Chemnitz's brief Enchiridion, or handbook on theology, is something of a continuation of the Catechisms, and I think it should be read …

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