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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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