Harry Potter and the Kingdom of God

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Eugene C. Scott Poor Harry. His parents were mysteriously murdered; now he lives in a nondescript time and place in England with the Dursleys, his dreary, selfish, muggle (non-magic) aunt and uncle and piggish cousin; he is...

Thoughts On Rob Bell's "Love Wins" and the Sad State of American Christianity

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Eugene C. Scott I’m coming late to the Rob Bell lynching. In case you’re coming in late too, Bell is swinging from the gallows for writing a book titled “Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived.”...

Are Books About to Become Extinct?

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Eugene C. Scott I have thousands of good friends. Friends not just acquaintances. People who have spoken into my deepest fears and hopes, people I have shared untold hours with. They have asked and answered questions, frustrated me, left me...

How Isolation Kills and Intimacy Gives Life

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Eugene C. Scott Isolation The Illinois sky was painful, gray, close, oppressive. The few of us standing on the hill in the cemetery were all tucked into our coats and scarves against the winter wind. He, the man we were gathered around, was...