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July 03, 2018
Rethinking Petitionary Prayer with Mark Karris (Review of Divine Echoes)
In Divine Echoes, Mark Karris tackles our understanding of petitionary prayer in light of the...
May 28, 2018
Keith Giles on Jesus and the Bible
Check out the video of Keith’s talk (along with a brief appearance by yours truly),...
January 29, 2018
A Response to My Former Self on Unity & Theological Essentials
Four years ago, I wrote a chapter for the book, Simple Church: Unity Within Diversity....
December 07, 2017
Tantric Jesus by James Hughes Reho (Book Review)
I was gearing up to enjoy this book. Reho is a good writer, and it’s...
December 05, 2017
The New Testament: A Translation by David Bentley Hart (Book Review)
It’s quirky and awkward, and I love it! Hart has gifted us with a meticulously...
August 29, 2017
Top 10 Books That Most Impacted My Spiritual Journey
Every book I read influences me in one way or another. But a handful of...
August 16, 2017
What I’ve Learned from Dead Guys (Podcast Interview)
Ryan Cagle and I chat about C.S. Lewis, St. Athanasius, George MacDonald, and my journey...
June 06, 2017
Transformative Love (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
Salvation—theosis—is the process of being transformed by God’s love into his image. We can’t “lose”...
May 21, 2017
Human Solidarity (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
Jesus accomplished our salvation by uniting his divine nature with our human nature, and he...
May 09, 2017
The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT (Not TULIP, DAISY, or ROSES)
It’s time for a new acronym—a counter-narrative to the Calvinistic gospel of TULIP, as well...
May 04, 2017
Was George MacDonald an Open Theist?
George MacDonald’s progressive views have garnered no shortage of controversy, but I’ve never heard his...
May 02, 2017
In Due Time God Revealed His Word (RTT)
God’s perfect self-revelation is found only in Jesus Christ and the message he taught. To...
April 21, 2017
I’m Giving Away a Stack of 7 Books! (R. Foster, B. MacHaffie, B. McLaren, R. Sider, J. Yoder, et al.)
I have a problem. I like used-book and thrift stores too much. I can’t help...
April 20, 2017
The Violence of Scripture by Eric A. Seibert (Book Review)
This is part three of a three-part review of Eric Seibert’s books. See my introductory...
April 14, 2017
What Did Jesus’ Death Accomplish? (Here’s the Best Explanation I’ve Heard)
It’s Good Friday, and the church is contemplating the death of Christ. Why did he...
April 13, 2017
Disturbing Divine Behavior by Eric A. Seibert (Book Review)
This is part two of a three-part review of Eric Seibert’s books. See my introductory...
April 10, 2017
Eric Seibert on God, Violence, and Scripture (Some Introductory Remarks)
I’ve wrestled long and hard with my understanding of scripture. I was raised to believe...
March 27, 2017
Why I Left, Why I Stayed by Tony Campolo & Bart Campolo (Book Review)
Tony Campolo is one of the most gracious and well-spoken voices that I know of...
March 06, 2017
Mirror Bible by Francois du Toit (Book Review)
January 09, 2017
The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr & Mike Morrell (Book Review)
This is a book about the Trinity, but it’s not your average exposition of the...
December 18, 2016
Patmos by C. Baxter Kruger (Book Review)
The majority of my reading is generally nonfiction theology. But within the realm of fiction,...
December 04, 2016
Jesus Showed Us! by Brad Jersak (Book Review)
A little over a year ago, I reviewed Brad Jersak’s A More Christlike God: A...
November 23, 2016
Help Mark Van Steenwyk Buy Back The unKingdom of God
A little over a year ago, I had the pleasure to review Mark Van Steenwyk’s...
July 19, 2016
On Violence in The Seed (a Follow-Up to My Review) with Erik Guzman
In my recent review of Erik Guzman’s The Seed, I mentioned one part of the...
July 18, 2016
The Seed by Erik Guzman (Book Review)
I tend to read a lot more non-fiction works than novels. But how could I...
April 27, 2016
Interview with Jeremy Myers, Author of The Atonement of God
I’ve long enjoyed discussions and debates with my friend Jeremy Myers on his blog and...
April 02, 2016
My Long Fight to Defend Inerrancy & Why I Finally Accepted the Bible We Have
I was raised as a missionary kid in a fundamentalist family. My dad, a pastor...
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