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July 03, 2018
Rethinking Petitionary Prayer with Mark Karris (Review of Divine Echoes)
In Divine Echoes, Mark Karris tackles our understanding of petitionary prayer in light of the...
May 28, 2018
Keith Giles on Jesus and the Bible
Check out the video of Keith’s talk (along with a brief appearance by yours truly),...
April 12, 2018
Hell & Mr. Pearson (A Review of Come Sunday)
Come Sunday starts off with a familiar scenario. Our main character is seated on a...
January 29, 2018
A Response to My Former Self on Unity & Theological Essentials
Four years ago, I wrote a chapter for the book, Simple Church: Unity Within Diversity....
December 07, 2017
Tantric Jesus by James Hughes Reho (Book Review)
I was gearing up to enjoy this book. Reho is a good writer, and it’s...
December 05, 2017
The New Testament: A Translation by David Bentley Hart (Book Review)
It’s quirky and awkward, and I love it! Hart has gifted us with a meticulously...
August 29, 2017
Top 10 Books That Most Impacted My Spiritual Journey
Every book I read influences me in one way or another. But a handful of...
April 21, 2017
I’m Giving Away a Stack of 7 Books! (R. Foster, B. MacHaffie, B. McLaren, R. Sider, J. Yoder, et al.)
I have a problem. I like used-book and thrift stores too much. I can’t help...
April 20, 2017
The Violence of Scripture by Eric A. Seibert (Book Review)
This is part three of a three-part review of Eric Seibert’s books. See my introductory...
April 14, 2017
What Did Jesus’ Death Accomplish? (Here’s the Best Explanation I’ve Heard)
It’s Good Friday, and the church is contemplating the death of Christ. Why did he...
April 13, 2017
Disturbing Divine Behavior by Eric A. Seibert (Book Review)
This is part two of a three-part review of Eric Seibert’s books. See my introductory...
April 10, 2017
Eric Seibert on God, Violence, and Scripture (Some Introductory Remarks)
I’ve wrestled long and hard with my understanding of scripture. I was raised to believe...
March 27, 2017
Why I Left, Why I Stayed by Tony Campolo & Bart Campolo (Book Review)
Tony Campolo is one of the most gracious and well-spoken voices that I know of...
March 06, 2017
Mirror Bible by Francois du Toit (Book Review)
February 27, 2017
“Arrival” to “The Silent Planet” (C.S. Lewis)
I recently watched the movie Arrival, and I think it’s one of the best science-fiction...
January 09, 2017
The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr & Mike Morrell (Book Review)
This is a book about the Trinity, but it’s not your average exposition of the...
December 18, 2016
Patmos by C. Baxter Kruger (Book Review)
The majority of my reading is generally nonfiction theology. But within the realm of fiction,...
December 04, 2016
Jesus Showed Us! by Brad Jersak (Book Review)
A little over a year ago, I reviewed Brad Jersak’s A More Christlike God: A...
November 23, 2016
Help Mark Van Steenwyk Buy Back The unKingdom of God
A little over a year ago, I had the pleasure to review Mark Van Steenwyk’s...
October 11, 2016
Logos 7 (Software Review)
In case you haven’t heard, Logos 7 has arrived. I’ve been using Logos Bible Software...
July 19, 2016
On Violence in The Seed (a Follow-Up to My Review) with Erik Guzman
In my recent review of Erik Guzman’s The Seed, I mentioned one part of the...
July 18, 2016
The Seed by Erik Guzman (Book Review)
I tend to read a lot more non-fiction works than novels. But how could I...
July 11, 2016
Lord Willing? by Jessica Kelley (Book Review)
This was a hard book for me to read. It’s also a book that has...
June 10, 2016
Rewilding the Way by Todd Wynward (Book Review)
We all recognize that there is supposed to be more to this Christianity thing than...
April 27, 2016
Interview with Jeremy Myers, Author of The Atonement of God
I’ve long enjoyed discussions and debates with my friend Jeremy Myers on his blog and...
April 18, 2016
Why I’m Excited About the Africa Study Bible Project
The Africa Study Bible is a project being completed in partnership with Tyndale House and...
March 14, 2016
Trouble I’ve Seen by Drew Hart (Book Review)
Drew Hart’s Trouble I’ve Seen is forcing me to do some hard thinking, and that’s...
February 21, 2016
The Jihad of Jesus by Dave Andrews (Book Review)
What comes to mind when you see the word jihad? A so-called holy war? The...
February 06, 2016
Water to Wine by Brian Zahnd (Book Review)
My introduction to Brian Zahnd was his book A Farewell to Mars: An Evangelical Pastor’s...
January 01, 2016
Some Good Books I Read in 2015
These books aren’t all new, but I read them all for the first time in...
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