Russ Allen

Editor/Writer/Creator of Ascending Thoughts


Russ Allen is earning his Doctor of Education degree at Liberty University and serves as a student fellow with the Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement. He is a contributing blogger for MGM Studios’ (coming soon!)has written for RELEVANT Magazine, and holds several academic publications. Russ is an active volunteer at his home church and has spoken numerous times to high school and college age students at retreats and other events.

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What I Am Currently Reading:

Calvin by Bruce Gordon


“During the glory days of the French Renaissance, young John Calvin (1509-1564) experienced a profound conversion to the faith of the Reformation. For the rest of his days he lived out the implications of that transformation—as exile, inspired reformer, and ultimately the dominant figure of the Protestant Reformation. Calvin’s vision of the Christian religion has inspired many volumes of analysis, but this engaging biography examines a remarkable life. Bruce Gordon presents Calvin as a human being, a man at once brilliant, arrogant, charismatic, unforgiving, generous, and shrewd.” Read More Here