Author Archives: Matthew Hoskinson

My Top Books for 2018

Here are my favorite reads for the year, by category. Fiction 3. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist One of my high schooler’s summer reading books, which I read with her. Inspiring. 2. Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian The fifth and final … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be Human?

Our church took eight weeks to consider what it means to be human, following the first three chapters of Genesis as our guide. The result was a study that was enriching, dignifying, and deeply convicting for us all. If you … Continue reading

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My Top Books for 2017

Before this year ends, let me toss in a few of my favorite books from 2017. 1. Best fiction The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead When I learned about this book, I didn’t think I’d be interested. It isn’t exactly … Continue reading

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A Bible Reading Plan for 2018

Each year I join thousands of Christians in an attempt to read through the Bible in twelve months. I’ve used a variety of methods (e.g., chronological, canonical, reading by author), and I typically read a different translation every year. In … Continue reading

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A Word about Faith and Obedience

Perhaps no New Yorker is so vilified in the minds of other New Yorkers as Robert Moses. The man who served as Parks Commissioner for the middle decades of the twentieth century certainly led many good projects; if you’ve ever … Continue reading

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