The Vault

Cover of The Vault by Ruth Rendell

I have been reading murder mysteries for more than 30 years and have encountered many writers, both good and bad. One of the best is Ruth Rendell, who began writing a series of straightforward, but very good murder mysteries featuring English police detective Reginald Wexford in 1964.Later, at … [Read more...]

St. Francis: Proclaiming and living the gospel

St. Francis of Asssisi

"Proclaim the gospel at all times; if necessary use words."We hear this gem from St. Francis of Assisi often these days. The phrase is introduced as an encouragement to good works, but also, commonly, to subtly disparage proclamation of the gospel.Two new books insist that St. Francis would … [Read more...]

Dr. Drew interviews the Driscolls


Love him or hate him Pastor Mark Driscoll knows how to steal a headline. Driscoll and his wife Grace recently co-wrote the book Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship & Life Together. The book includes discussion about topics usually not spoken about openly in the church such as role … [Read more...]

Books come alive

What happens when book shop keepers leave for the night? Books come alive! This entertaining video is after the jump.  … [Read more...]

Review: Bomb Girls episode 1


Wednesday night was the series premiere of Bomb Girls, a Canadian miniseries that offers a fictionalized account of the war effort at home during WWII. Set in a munitions factory, the story follows the female workers that keep the factory running while the men are away at war.It’s always a bit … [Read more...]

Marc Martel on impersonating Freddie Mercury


His unique voice ushered in the 90’s and survived throughout the 2000’s. You’ve stomped and clapped with “We will Rock You” in sports arenas and you may have even attempted the highs and lows of “Bohemian Rhapsody” on a karaoke night.I am of course talking about the voice of iconic Queen front … [Read more...]

Review: Michael W. Smith’s Glory


Artist: Michael W. SmithAlbum: GloryRelease Date: November 21Before Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, and Toby Mac there was Michael W. Smith. With classic hits such as "Agnus Dei", "Great is the Lord", and "Above All" Smith's songs are now staples in virtually every evangelical church. He's … [Read more...]

5 books of encouragement


Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey into Meditative PrayerRichard J. FosterFor quiet timesIn his new book Sanctuary of the Soul, Christian theologian and best selling author of Celebration of Discipline Richard J. Foster, aims to guide the reader deeper into fellowship with God. “Prayer is … [Read more...]

Canadian singer goes viral with Freddy Mercury cover

marcmartel singer Marc Martel also known as one of the lead singers of the Christian band downhere has posted a video on YouTube that has gone viral. The video of Martel doing a cover of Queen's Somebody to love has gotten almost 4 million hits since going up. The video … [Read more...]

Casting Crowns concert review

A live painting of Jesus

Sunday night's Casting Crowns concert turned out to be a great time of worship. Singer/Songwriter Lindsay Mccaul opened the show with a couple of self written numbers. She was followed by the Texas band The Afters who warmed the crowd with popular hits such as Chris Tomlin's famous "How Great is our … [Read more...]


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