Sex, God, and the Conservative Church by Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers, PhD

Sex, God, and the Conservative Church by Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers, PhD In Chapter One, Sellers critiques the Evangelical church and its conservative approach to sexuality. She describes how purity rings, and abstinence campaigns help to develop a culture of sexual shame. She uses a simple illustration to describe this approach (73): “‘Imagine for a [Read More…]

A Preacher’s Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series

A Preacher’s Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series A Preacher’s Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series by Jessica Miller Kelly is a compilation of thematic plans for Years A, B, and C of the lectionary. The premise of the book is simple. Take the Scriptures that are used for sermons for each Sunday and group them into [Read More…]

Raindrops of Love For a Thirsty World by Eileen Workman

Raindrops of Love For a Thirsty World by Eileen Workman In four parts, Raindrops of Love For a Thirsty World encourages readers to undertake self-examination in a way that encourages them to fall back in love with themselves and learn to practice healthy self-discipline, self-awareness, and self-love. Part I – Soft Love: The Wonder of [Read More…]

From Genocide to Generosity by John Steward

From Genocide to Generosity by John Steward Introduction From Genocide to Generosity by John Steward states its purpose through the subtitle: Hatred’s Heal on Rwanda’s Hills. The path to healing from hatred is from genocide to generosity. This was the lesson that John Steward learned through personal experience. Review In Part 1: Coping with Chaos [Read More…]

Life Together and Prayerbook of the Bible by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Life Together and Prayerbook of the Bible by Dietrich Bonhoeffer Life Together and Prayerbook of the Bible by Dietrich Bonhoeffer is the fifth volume in the English edition of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works. The volume contains two works. Life Together The first book, Life Together, grew out of his two years’ experience as director of [Read More…]

The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr and Michael Morrell

The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr and Michael Morrell The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr and Michael Morrell, is a book about letting the Trinitarian relationship of God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit to help transform your life. Rohr and Morrell make a great effort at establishing that this mysterious idea [Read More…]

Vote Your Conscience by Brian Kaylor

Vote Your Conscience by Brian Kaylor Vote Your Conscience by Brian Kaylor is a book that encourages people to not let party trump principles. This book was written as a guide for the 2016 election. The main thrust book is to encourage Christian to vote their conscience, and not just follow party politics. The audience [Read More…]

Adventures in Soulmaking by Troy Caldwell, M.D.

Adventures in Soulmaking by Troy Caldwell, M.D. Adventures in Soulmaking by Troy Caldwell, M.D. is a book which shares stories and principles of spiritual formation and depth psychology. The book if divided into two parts. Part One describes “The Kingdom Within,” and Part Two investigates “Keys to the Open Heart.” The first part of Adventures [Read More…]

The Theology of the Book of Revelation by Richard Bauckham

The Theology of the Book of Revelation by Richard Bauckham Introduction Most interpretations of revelation in contemporary churches are concerned with the chronology of the book of Revelation. While this has benefits it is not the best approach. First because that was not the manner in which revelation was written. Revelation was not written with [Read More…]

The UNKingdom of God by Mark Van Steenwyk

The UNKingdom of God by Mark Van Steenwyk The UNKingdom of God by Mark Van Steenwyk is a guide to a self-described Christian anarchy. Van Steenwyk questions the meaning of “American Christian fidelity. He claims that Christianity became Christiandom in America and makes the following argument (27): “The argument that Christianity is intrinsically oppressive is [Read More…]