Jesus Loved Children, We Should Too: A Review of Their Name Is Today

Now Featured at the Patheos Book Club Their Name Is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World By Johann Christoph Arnold Jesus loved children. Mark 10:13-14 tells the story of Jesus chewing on the disciples because they would not allow mothers to bring their children to Him so He could lay their hands on them. [Read More...]

A Balm for the Anxious Soul: A Review of Amy Simpson’s “Anxious”

I served as a hospital chaplain many moons ago visiting all the patients with no church affiliation. One guy and I became pretty good friends since he’d been in for so long recovering from a hip replacement. On one particular visit, he told me that his ankle was what really was hurting him that day. He [Read More...]

Chuck Swindoll’s Abraham: A Book Review

Abraham. A major figure in three of the world’s major faiths, this quite ordinary man from the Early Bronze Age (circa 2000 BC) touches us (including many who don’t know him) in many unexpected ways. His life doesn’t stand as removed from us as we think. Many outside the West (or First World) live very [Read More...]

Ben Corey’s Undiluted: A Review

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We coin the phrase “paradigm shift” to describe a complete change of frame of reference, a complete restructuring of reality as we know it, a replacement of what we’ve always known with something unforeseen or utterly unknown. Often this can be subliminal, working change quietly, yet deeply, in the worlds both around and inside us. [Read More...]

Interwoven with the Great Cloud of Witnesses: A Review of “Introduction to the History of Christianity”

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Book Review: Introduction to the History of Christianity, Second Edition, Edited by Tim Dowley One of the most serious things at work today to keep Western Christianity shallow, eroding its transforming power and blunting its cultural impact for good and justice worldwide is our ignorance of what’s happened between Acts 28 and breakfast this morning. We know [Read More...]

Teach Us to Want: A Book Review

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In a culture where our wants and needs often become indistinguishable, God spends a lot of time listening to people who only talk about themselves – protect me, comfort me, heal or fix me, give me, etc. Sometimes this gets folded right into our faith lives like onions and green pepper into an omelet. On [Read More...]

C. S. Lewis on Education

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Alister McGrath’s new book If I Had Lunch With C.S. Lewis walks the reader through imaginary sittings with Lewis where he would mentor his listeners through major life issues and questions. One of those life issues is hidden in plain sight. We’re so used to seeing Lewis as a Christian apologist and storyteller that we forget that [Read More...]


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