Author Archives: Paul Dubuc

Why I Am Voting for Gary Johnson for President

I have voted in every election since the 1980 presidential election. I’ve often been unhappy with the choices presented by the two major parties. This time both of those choices have fallen far below an acceptable level for me and … Continue reading

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Prima Scriptura

Prima Scriptura: An Introduction to New Testament Interpretation by N. Clayton Croy My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve read a few introductions to New Testament study and interpretation. I can’t imagine one being better than this one. Written as … Continue reading

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Speaking of God: Evangelism as Initial Spiritual Guidance, By Ben Campbell Johnson

Speaking Of God: Evangelism As Initial Spiritual Guidance by Ben Campbell Johnson My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was published in 1991 but has much to say to the Church today. It saddens me that a book like … Continue reading

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Trading A Car for A Bicycle

In the fall of 2009, I bought a bicycle that I could use instead of my car and started riding it to work. I live only a few miles from my work place and the bike route takes me through … Continue reading

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Every Other Monday, by John Kasich

Every Other Monday by John Kasich My rating: 4 of 5 stars I found the audio book edition at the public library when one of the books I had reserved for a car trip did not come in time. I … Continue reading

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When the Soul Listens, by Jan Johnson

When the Soul Listens: Finding Rest and Direction in Contemplative Prayer by Jan Johnson My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the best book on contemplative prayer I’ve read. It’s hard to imagine a better one to recommend to … Continue reading

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Coming Home To Your True Self, by Albert Hasse, O.F.M.

Coming Home to Your True Self: Leaving the Emptiness of False Attractions by Albert Haase My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is a great choice for Christian spiritual directors for a directee who would like to work through … Continue reading

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“All Truth is God’s Truth”

A conversation among friends last week got me to thinking about the way some Christians tend to think of the Bible as an exhaustive source of truth. It took me back many years to when I first read a book … Continue reading

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Thank You, Bill Pearce

Almost a year after the fact, I learned about the death, on 23 February 2010, of a good friend. I have never met Bill Pearce personally, but he helped me to get through some very difficult times in my life. … Continue reading

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Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional, by Jim Belcher

A few years ago, I took a seminary elective class in Emergent Christian Spirituality. I had read some things about emergent/emerging Christianity that I found interesting but which also raised questions in my mind. We read and discussed several good … Continue reading

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