Interview with Randall Balmer (by David Moore)

The following interview with Randall Balmer on Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter was done by David George Moore.  Dave blogs at www.twocities.org. I first heard of Randall Balmer during my studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  Later, we met for lunch in New York City.  We both are TEDS graduates and have done specials [Read More...]

Saturday Book Review/Interview with Alan Cross (by David Moore)

Pastor Alan Cross ministers at Gateway Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.  Alan’s terrific, new book, When Heaven and Earth Collide: Racism, Southern Evangelicals, and the Better Way of Jesus, frames the following interview.  Alan was interviewed by David George Moore who blogs at www.twocities.org. Moore: What were the circumstances which led you to write this [Read More...]

Saturday Book Review: Inside the Crusades (by Lynn Cohick)

Defending the City of God: A Medieval Queen, the First Crusades, and the Quest for Peace in Jerusalem by Sharan Newman. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Review by Lynn Cohick, professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, and author of Philippians in the Story of God Bible Commentary. An academic tour of the Holy Sepulcher this summer [Read More...]

Liberalism Reinvented (by Carl Trueman)

This review is by Carl Trueman, professor at Westminster Theological Seminary, pastor, and one of my favorite church historians. His book, The Creedal Imperative, is a timely reminder that low church doctrinal statements need stronger ties to the great tradition of the church. (Come back at 9:30am today for a summary of that book.) I have [Read More...]

What are the Great Books?

Lots of books are good, but few books are great, and a mark of great books is that they can be read over and over by the same person with every growing appreciation and learning. A friend of ours repeats the reading of a great book for every two new books she reads, and I [Read More...]

A Biography of the Book of Genesis

Princeton’s new series, Lives of Great Religious Books, has the promise of exceptional scholarship about stories worth telling. Alan Jacobs’ contribution, The Book of Common Prayer, combines his talent for excellence in prose with a knack for the telling anecdote, the fund for which with Alan seems endless. And the story of the BCP is [Read More...]

For Your Bookshelf

This blog talks about books daily, which means some of you have been buying books in accordance with our discussions. I don’t spend my time surveying book catalogs or new arrivals on Amazon, but instead I post about books that come my way that interest me or that I think will be of interest to [Read More...]

Saturday Author Interview with Darrin McMahon

Darrin McMahon is Ben Weider Professor and Distinguished Research Professor in the department of history at Florida State University.  David Moore who blogs at www.twocities.org conducted the following interview. A few years back, I read your terrific book, Happiness: a History.  Your new book, Divine Fury: A History of Genius, tackles another big idea.  What motivated you to write an entire [Read More...]

Reading Made Accessible to the Whole World

by BenStanford. Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.   [Read more...]

For the Early Church, Start Here (Every time)

I shall begin with this: IVP’s Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity  is a colossal and stunning achievement. 3220 separate dictionary entries, 266 contributors from 26 countries. There is nothing like it and there won’t be for decades… so every library has to have it, and every one who wants to study the patristics needs to have it [Read More...]


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