It’s Hip to Be a Purple Christian? Reflections on “Left Right & Christ”

NOTE: This book review is part of a Patheos Book Club Symposium.  For more articles and resources about the book, click here. I recently read a book that I highly recommend to any Christian interested in American politics and faith.  If you read my articles on a regular basis, you know that this is a [Read More…]

When Children Become Sex Slaves & People Turn a Blind Eye: Reflections on God in a Brothel

    NOTE: This article is part of the Patheos Book Club for God in a Brothel.  The book was provided for me to review.  Check out Patheos for ways to interact with the issues the book raises. I noticed that many of the older girls, twelve and thirteen years old, had lost all life [Read More…]

Guest Review of Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters by N.T. Wright

This review is from Lawrence Garcia.  Here’s his info: Lawrence is the Senior Teaching-Pastor of Academia Church in Goodyear, Arizona. He is a pastor devoted to the educational growth of his congregants, and the raising up of a new generation of disciples, who will think, tell, and live out the Christian story. Lawrence is currently [Read More…]

Guest Book Review: The King Jesus Gospel by Scot McKnight (Lawrence Garcia)

Scot McKnight’s “The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited” makes a clear case that our near total equivocation of the term “the Gospel” with a “personal plan of salvation” is a bad case of mistaken identity, witnessed as it were, by the fact that we style ourselves “evangelicals” when our salvation emphasis deems [Read More…]