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February 07, 2018
“Holiness, holiness is what I need.” Really?
If you ever sang “Take my Life” in church, you have probably been taught that...
January 31, 2018
Did the Canaanites actually break God’s Law?
Section 3 of The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest is called “The Canaanites are...
January 24, 2018
What the Bible Does Not Say about the Canaanites
Why did Israel attempt to clear the Canaanites from the promised land?
January 18, 2018
Reviewing “The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest”
Although John Walton never shies from controversial topics, his recent book is bold, even by...
October 18, 2017
Brene Brown is Wrong. We Don’t Belong in the Wilderness
I can’t recommend Brene Brown’s new book. And she likely doesn’t care. I pre-ordered Braving...
August 09, 2017
The Power of “Popularity” in the Church
Few subjects are so paradoxical as popularity. “Popular” kids often are the most liked and...
May 24, 2017
How Metaphors Make Us Moral
“Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.” Arguably, John...
May 10, 2017
How do we “embody” theology?
John Sanders says all theology is embodied. On the surface, this doesn't seem noteworthy. People...
March 22, 2017
Redefining “the elements of the world”
In a significant book, Leithart suggests a novel interpretation of "the elements." It shifts how...
February 14, 2017
Review of “Becoming Native to Win the Natives”
A review of succinct and significant book with practice advice for missionaries who want to...
August 16, 2016
Review of Ten Elshof’s “Confucius for Christians”
If you want to see an example of good contextualization, read Gregg Ten Elshof’s Confucius...
August 09, 2016
Can we be Confucian Christians?
This post introduces you to Gregg Ten Elshof’s Confucius for Christians by responding to (what...
July 14, 2016
Great review of “One Gospel for All Nations” from STR!
I'm very grateful to Southeastern Theological Review for publishing a review of One Gospel for...
March 29, 2016
Nick Peters’ Review of “One Gospel for All Nations”
Thank you to Nick Peters who has written a kind review of One Gospel for...
February 25, 2015
Chaos, Creation and Corruption
People sometimes prefer to have two nicely divided categories: good or bad, right or wrong,...
February 17, 2015
Adam and Eve are Ancient “Archetypes”
I’m in the midst of a review series on John Walton’s The Lost World of...
February 11, 2015
The Lost World of Adam and Eve
Previously, I introduced my series reviewing John Walton’s new book The Lost World of Adam...
December 02, 2014
My Review of "Grassroots Asian Theology"
The most recent issue of Themelios came out today. This month, you'll find my review...
May 26, 2014
The Injustice of "Christian" Individualism
In chapter 7 of Christian Political Witness, William Cavanaugh suggests that our political witness is...
May 23, 2014
When the Church Confuses "Me" and "We"
In Christian Political Witness, the authors repeatedly lament the divide between “public” and “private.” Why?...
May 19, 2014
A “Social Gospel” Worth Preaching
In Christian Political Witness, how might McKnight and Gombis’ chapters practically shape the church’s ministry?...
May 16, 2014
Is the Gospel “Political”?
In Christian Political Witness, Scot McKnight and Tim Gombis unpack the theology/politics of Jesus and...
May 14, 2014
What has the Bible to do with Beijing?
Noll identified some of the ways people misuse the Bible to justify their political ideas....
May 12, 2014
Do We Sacrifice Politics By Settling for the Bible?
What does politics have to do with our doctrine of Scripture? Mark Noll, one of...
May 08, 2014
The Political Witness of the Chinese Church
Previously, I reviewed the book Christian Political Witness (see Part 1, Part 2). Now I want...
May 06, 2014
A Review of Christian Political Witness (Part 2)
In the last post, I reviewed the first few chapters of Christian Political Witness. The...
May 02, 2014
A Review of Christian Political Witness (Part 1)
If you think that the gospel is not political, read Christian Political Witness. This book...
May 01, 2014
Is the Chinese Church Political?
Let me introduce you to a new book called Christian Political Witness (IVP, 2014), edited...
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