Mark D. Roberts
Recommendations Archives

Today, I read a deeply moving story and I want to commend it to you. It was written by Gordon Atkinson, a former pastor and engaging author who used to blog as the Real Live Preacher. It is a story …Read More

Last month, I wrote about the soundtrack from True Grit (Jan 11; Jan 12) focusing on its creative use of classic hymns, especially “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.” I mentioned how much I have enjoyed this album by Carter Burwell. …Read More

You hear a lot these days about science and religion. Most anti-religious folk claim that science undermines or even contradicts religious faith. As evidence for this claim (which, by the way, is not scientific, but philosophical), they point to the …Read More

Sometimes it seems like the Christmas children’s stories mostly have nothing to do with Jesus. There are some wonderful exceptions, of course, like the story told in A Charlie Brown Christmas. Now I have nothing against the secular tales for …Read More

I have a new collection of Christmas music and I love it. Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning have teamed up once again to produce a stellar album of Christmas music. Their earlier Christmas collections, A Quiet Knowing Christmas and Stars …Read More

As we approach Thanksgiving Day and its famous meal, Adam McHugh shares some thoughts on how meals can change your life. Check out his article in Relevant Magazine. 

A couple of years ago I became aware of Reclaiming the Mind Ministries. I was most impressed with the high quality of the educational materials they make available online. I continue to think that Reclaiming the Mind Ministries offers a …Read More

Bradley J. Moore, a business executive in the Northeast and a blogger at Shrinking the Camel, has just put up a helpful post called “It’s Okay to Feel Stupid Sometimes.” If you’re like me, you’ll appreciate this reminder and the …Read More

I thought I’d share with you some visual reasons to like California, where I am currently on vacation with my family. I lived in California for most of my life until a move to Texas three years ago. I love …Read More

Patheos, an leading website focusing on religion, is sponsoring a fascinating series of essays on the future of evangelicalism. Patheos has assembled a wide variety of leaders from the evangelical movement who speak to various issues. For example, the first …Read More