It’s common for RTB to receive book recommendations, manuscripts, and review copies of books. For the most part we’re unable to review them, but now and then someone on staff will spare some time to check out a book that catches their eye.
April 26, 2013
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September 7, 2012
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“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1).
The verse jumped out at me from the pages of my devotional booklet. I winced. How often do I need to be reminded to tame my tongue? When I let fall a few unsavory words while on the road; when I’m tempted to answer a sincere question with sarcasm; when momentary frustration threatens to spill over into irritability. (more…)
August 3, 2012
***Sandra and Maureen are taking a week off from blogging fun. They’ll be back to their usual schedule next week. In the meantime, please enjoy this guest post by RTB’s Ministry Advancement Director Hannah Palpant.***
I had never felt this depth of despair. It seemed impossible to reconcile what the Bible presented with the religious and cultural injustices going on in the world around me. The questions and challenges that brought me to this severe crisis of faith were paralyzing, and I could no longer proclaim the faith with a clear conscience—not without answers. (more…)
July 20, 2012
Last week, the comic and pop culture world converged in San Diego for Comic-Con 2012. I attended and am still recovering from all the excitement (i.e., excellent panels, long lines, and camping out). So for this week, Take Two highlights previous posts that touch on comics, pop culture, and, as always, how they relate to the Christian faith. (more…)
June 28, 2012
In a few days, fervent fans will scatter to the nearest theater to catch one of the most anticipated movies of the summer: The Amazing Spider-Man.
An exciting little detail about this franchise reboot is that it stays truer to the original comic books than previous films, with Spider-man (Andrew Garfield) shooting artificial webs from web-shooters (that he makes) rather than shooting organic webs from his wrists.
Might not seem like a big deal, but ask your friendly neighborhood comic book fan or bioengineer and you’ll discover the difference is huge! (more…)
May 25, 2012
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Among other recent improvements to RTB’s website is the new Educator’s Help Desk. This feature grew from the need for a place on the site for educators. This is an ongoing project that will continue to expand its resource archives. (more…)
May 18, 2012
Who is the best* super hero in the Marvel universe?
Tolerant observers in this roundtable discussion shared their opinion and shrugged off opposing views with indifference. But the longtime, diehard fans clung to their views like Spidey to a wall. (more…)
January 27, 2012
A casual dinner with my sister reminded me of one of her endearing (and enduring) traits—a penchant for sweets. You’d hardly believe it given her small frame, but she readily fesses up that she “eats dinner to get to dessert.”
If there’s one “sweet” thing RTB president Hugh Ross can’t get enough of, it’s Q&A. (more…)
November 23, 2011
Tens of thousands of people are affected every day by this latest epidemic: the ironic hipster mustache. What may have begun as nothing more than a hairy badge for hipsters has transformed into a movement (fittingly called Movember) to “change the face of men’s health.” And it serves as a fine example of giving purpose to a trivial trend. (more…)
November 18, 2011
My husband and I love watching Iron Chef America, the Food Network show where top-notch chefs go toe-to-toe in an hour-long culinary battle. It’s particularly fascinating to watch the competitors deal with a “secret ingredient” that forces them to think outside the box of their expertise. A French-trained chef might play with Asian flavors or an Italian-trained chef might find inspiration in the foods of the American Southwest. The results are intriguing cross-cultural cuisine fusions. (more…)