Luminous Darkness: An Advent Exercise to Embrace Wholeness

As the days grow shorter and autumn deepens its hues, this past Sunday marked the beginning of the season many Jesus-followers call Advent. Once, Mary began her long journey to Jerusalem to oblige their state’s census while growing the life of Emmanuel (God-with-us) within her. Now, we attend to the ordinary matters of life while […]

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Beyond Language | Vern R. Walker

The following is an excerpt from Beyond Language by Vern R. Walker. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. We are all mystics, just as we are all artists and judges and scientists. The mystical side of us tries to transcend the limits of thought and language […]

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The Art of Marketing Jesus | Robert Wachter

The following is an excerpt from The Art of Marketing Jesus by Robert Wachter. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Jesus is the most attractive person in human history. Professional fishermen dropped everything to follow Him. Social outcasts were transformed into outspoken ambassadors; sinners, repulsed by […]

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The Ants and the Grasshopper: A must-see documentary on climate and other changes.

How do you change someone’s mind about the most important thing in the world?  Anita Chitaya has a gift; she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and she can end child hunger in her village. Now, to save her home from extreme weather, she faces […]

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Unthinkable Dreams | Yeshaya Douglas Ballon

The following is an excerpt from Unthinkable Dreams by Yeshaya Douglas Ballon. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. After a pathetic dinner of watery broth and spoiled potatoes on Tuesday evening, Jim stretched his tall frame and rolled his shoulders. Although his wrists were still zip […]

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