The Listening Life

Kris and I were at lunch at Kent and Elizabeth Keith’s home in Honolulu that led to a conversation with Elizabeth, a professor, about language acquisition. One of her points was that early in our life we factor out specific sounds that are not useful in our culture. Hence, I cannot “hear” the variations in [Read More…]

Jesus Creed Books of the Year 2015

John GM Barclay, Paul and the Gift John Barclay’s complete analysis of the meaning grace/gift in the ancient worlds of Judaism, Greece and Rome as the context that makes most sense of Paul’s theology of grace, one that emphasizes the incongruity of the Giver (God) and the one gifted (humans), an incongruity that focuses just [Read More…]

Heaven Promise Livestream – Now at 2pm ET TODAY!

Join me today at 2pm ET for a LIVE Q&A on the topic of heaven. Post a question in the chat room and my publisher will be giving away copies of my new book, The Heaven Promise. Join today right here. [Read more…]

Tolkien, Lewis, Loconte

J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: Faith Tried by the Brutalities of War Joseph Loconte teaches history at The King’s College in New York City.  At the beginning of this year Loconte was interviewed here on his book, God, Locke, and Liberty. Today’s interview concerns his latest book, A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War. [Read More…]

Heaven Promise Livestream Event

  Missed Scot’s LIVE Q&A on The Heaven Promise? Not to worry…you can watch it on demand right here! Who goes to heaven? What to make of all those “heaven and back” books? What about rewards in heaven? Watch the on demand version of Scot’s Livestream from October 14th, 2015 right here. And use the [Read More…]

Damned Nation, Hell in America by Kathryn Gin Lum

DAMNED NATION: HELL IN AMERICA Kathryn Gin Lum is assistant professor in the religious studies department at Stanford University.  Her book, Damned Nation: Hell in America from the Revolution to Reconstruction framed this interview.  The interview was conducted by David George Moore.   Dave blogs at Moore: This is an arresting piece of work.  What [Read More…]

Harper Lee’s Original Novel (or was it?)

My response to Harper Lee’s novel, Go Set a Watchman. Spoiler alert: you may learn things here you’d rather not know if you plan to read the novel. As with her previous novel, there’s plenty of n-words at work in the narrative. True to its day, illustrating over and over the systemic evil. I’m no expert [Read More…]

Preachin’ the Blues

By Revd Dr Michael J. Lakey, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford, UK. Michael Lakey’s own new book Academic Vocation in the Church and Academy Today (eds. Shaun C. Henson, Michael J. Lakey) is out later this year. For details visit the Ashgate website: A review of Gary W. Burnett, The Gospel According to the Blues. One possible way in [Read More…]

Thiselton’s Companion to Christian Theology

Any biblical scholar who wants to enter into the theological or hermeneutical discussion takes on a colossal challenge if he or she wants to comprehend and map the field. Very few biblical scholars even try and most stay closeted within a discipline; some have ventured into the wider fields by seeking either to contribute to [Read More…]

Saturday Book Interview, with Karen Swallow Prior

Karen Swallow Prior is Professor of English at Liberty University.  She writes regularly for publications like Christianity Today and The Atlantic.  The following interview revolves around Karen’s most recent book, Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More-Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist. David George Moore conducted the interview.  Dave blogs at Moore: You did your doctoral [Read More…]