Failure Is Not an Option – Gene Kranz

Failure is not an option book cover

Book Review: Failure Is Not an Option By: Gene Kranz Simon and Schuster, Inc. More years ago, than it really seems, my wife and I found ourselves on a date night in Wichita watching Tom Hanks in Apollo 13. I remember wondering throughout that movie who the mission control man was that Ed Harris portrayed.…

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Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas

Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery by Eric Metaxas Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas In the study of history, the year 1807 doesn’t stand out. But for hundreds of thousands of enslaved Africans, it was deeply meaningful. It was in 1807 that England banned the slave trade. This came about through…

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Initiation of Young Men

Adam and Dave discuss the coming of age retreat

INITIATION OF YOUNG MEN Initiation of Young Men – by Matt Cabeen Boyhood seems to be stretching on for longer and longer periods of time. We called the brave warriors from previous wars “men”, but they were no older than the 18-20-year-old modern “boys” going off to college or into the workforce. Part of the…

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Book Review: The Irony of Modern Catholic History

“The Irony of Modern Catholic History” by George Weigel I love George Weigel. From my seminary days when I read Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II to subsequent years reading The Cube and the Cathedral, Letters to a Young Catholic, and many others, Weigel always gets me thinking. His passion for evangelical Catholicism…

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