What Do Charles Schultz, C.S. Lewis, Bach, Beethoven, Rembrandt and You Have in Common?

By Eugene C. Scott What do Charles Schultz, Beethoven, J.R.R. Tolkein, Johann Sebastian Bach, Rembrandt, Charles Dickens, Georg Handel, Annie Dillard, Graham Greene, Michelangelo and C.S. Lewis have in common? No, they are not all dearly departed. Author Annie Dillard...

Harry Potter, Steve Jobs and the Danger of Magical Thinking

By Eugene C. Scott I was first introduced to J. K. Rowling and the Harry Potter books by a worried mother in my congregation in Tulsa. “Pastor, what do you think of these Harry Potter books?” This was not a neutral question. “I haven’t read them,” I answered. “They’re...

God and Grammar, Hurt and Hope: God Ties it all Together

By Eugene C. Scott God must not have studied grammar under the same crotchety English teachers I did. Over and over, in the beginning chapter of Genesis, God starts sentences with the Hebrew character Waw, or in this context the word and. I imagine God standing at the...

Harry Potter and the Church Part II

By Eugene C. Scott It’s true, like the old bumper sticker said, that “God Doesn’t Make Junk.” But after 50 plus years of watching the people around me and daily looking in the mirror, it’s plain God certainly created his share of peculiar, screwy, and eccentric...