Category: books

A (Sort of) Book Review: Ever Ancient, Ever New

Winfield Bevins. Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019. I was incredibly excited about this one. Sometimes when you look at a book you think “this was written just for me”. That’s basically where my mind… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: Ever Ancient, Ever New”

Where is the Glory?

Friday, April 19th, 2019   Sources: Robert D. Bergen. 1, 2 Samuel (NAC). Nashville: B&H, 2002. Keith Bodner. David Observed: A King in the Eyes of His Court. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2008. — National Insecurity: A Primer on the First Book of Samuel. Toronto: Clements, 2003. Walter… Continue Reading “Where is the Glory?”

A (Sort of) Book Review: Contesting Catholicity

Curtis W. Freeman, Contesting Catholicity: Theology for Other Baptists. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2014. As I’ve noted elsewhere, I sometimes find myself not fitting in comfortably among Baptists, but still very much rooted and unmoving from my people. I know I don’t lean towards… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: Contesting Catholicity”

Book Review: The Old Testament Case for Nonviolence

Matthew Curtis Fleischer. The Old Testament Case for Nonviolence. Oklahoma City: Epic Octavius the Triumphant, 2017.* The Church has been wrestling for a while in an attempt to come to grips with the violence described in the Old Testament, and in particular with the… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Old Testament Case for Nonviolence”

Top Reads of 2017

It’s time once again for my annual list of best things I read last year. As per my usual custom, I am not including biblical commentaries (though I did spend a lot of time reading excellent commentaries, and even have a few new favourites… Continue Reading “Top Reads of 2017”

Book Review: Of Seeds and the People of God

Michael P. Knowles. Of Seeds and the People of God: Preaching as Parable, Crucifixion, and Testimony. Eugene: Cascade, 2015.* Michael Knowles, a professor of mine at McMaster Divinity College, previously wrote a masterful book on Paul’s theology of preaching (We Preach Not Ourselves: Paul… Continue Reading “Book Review: Of Seeds and the People of God”

Book Review: Towards Baptist Catholicity

Steven R. Harmon. Towards Baptist Catholicity: Essays on Tradition and the Baptist Vision (Studies in Baptist History and Thought Volume 27). Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2006. There are objectively good books (well researched, beautifully written, well structured, etc), and there are books that truly… Continue Reading “Book Review: Towards Baptist Catholicity”

Book Review: Paul and Gender

Cynthia Long Westfall. Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle’s Vision for Men and Women in Christ. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016. “Of making many books there is no end” (Eccl. 12:12). Sometimes this is how it feels with the debates surrounding gender and the… Continue Reading “Book Review: Paul and Gender”

Top Reads of 2016

They say better late than never. We’re a month into 2017, and I have not yet published my usual top reads of the previous year. But here they are: 1. NT Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God (Fortress, 2003). Originally slated to be… Continue Reading “Top Reads of 2016”

What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 23: A Response to Four Views on Hell (4 of 4)

This post was originally published on the Rethinking Hell blog and is shared here with permission. *** The first edition of Four Views on Hell was structured quite differently from the recently released second edition. The original featured two versions of eternal torment (literal… Continue Reading “What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 23: A Response to Four Views on Hell (4 of 4)”