Wisdom & Wonder: Engaging Science, Art & Grace

[This post is part of a conversation on the new book Wisdom & Wonder: Common Grace in Science & Art, by Abraham Kuyper, at the Patheos Book Club here.] During a recent power outage, a woman picked up her phone to hear the frantic voice of her fifty-five year old daughter. “The power’s off! The [Read More...]

Hijacked: Responding to the Partisan Church Divide

Mike Slaughter, Chuck Gutenson and Robert Jones could join Cirque de Soleil if the day job doesn’t work out. In Hijacked; Responding to the Partisan Church Divide, they show they can touch the ground with their feet and their heads at the same time. They bend over backward to the extreme to stay on course [Read More...]

Clarifying the Issues

[This post by David Swartz is part of a conversation hosted at the Patheos Book Club on the new book, Left, Right & Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics, by Lisa Sharon Harper and D.C. Innes.] It’s that time of year that would bring a smile to Friedrich Nietzsche’s face, even though, with that national forest he [Read More...]

God in a Brothel: Can We Handle the Truth?

Daniel Walker gives much to disturb and goad us to action and prayer. The question falls to us as to whether or not we can handle this truth.
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Radical Together: Challenging Words for the Church

In his new book Radical Together, mega-church pastor David Platt reached out from every page to jab me hard on the chest – and I didn’t like that. My self-centeredness got power-sanded at every turn and the grinder had six different grades of grit. [Read more...]

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Jesus as Deviant: A Historical Review in the new book “Sinners”

What if the commonly accepted norm for Christianity marks a gross deterioration from God’s purposes and standards? Greg Carey revisits Jesus’ central identity and meaning in his new book “Sinners.” [Read more...]