Category: books

A (Sort of) Book Review: Inhabiting the Cruciform God

Michael J. Gorman. Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul’s Narrative Soteriology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009. This book had been on my “wishlist” for several months, and I finally grabbed it as my Lenten reading; a transition from the Pauline stuff I’ve… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: Inhabiting the Cruciform God”

A (Sort of) Book Review: After Our Likeness

Miroslav Volf. After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity (Sacra Doctrina). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998. I picked this up to help with a sermon on the Church and Trinity (and it did come in handy recently too, with the ReImagining Church… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: After Our Likeness”

A (Sort of) Book Review: Paul Women and Wives

Craig S. Keener, Paul, Women & Wives: Marriage and Women’s Ministry in the Letters of Paul (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004). Originally published by Baker in 1992, republished by Hendrikson, with a new preface, I picked this book up because a. Keener is a phenomenal scholar b.… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: Paul Women and Wives”

A (Sort of) Book Review: Rekindling Advent

Bankson, John Allen, Rekindling Advent: Rediscovering the Season of Joyful Waiting (Doulos Resources, 2013)* This small (88 pages) resource by John Allen Bankson came to me at an appropriate time. While prepping and leading advent services at Centre Street, I began working through this book… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: Rekindling Advent”

A (Sort of) Book Review: “Jesus, Paul, and the Gospels”

James D. G. Dunn Jesus, Paul, and the Gospels (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011). As I noted last week, I’ve been doing an in depth look at the Pauline corpus, which is also working itself out in our current sermon series through Philippians. I picked up… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: “Jesus, Paul, and the Gospels””

Canon within the Canon?: Thoughts on Reading the Bible Better

We all have certain portions of Scripture we focus on more than others. We know that, right? I’m not being presumptious in saying we’re aware of the fact we do this? I hope not. I hope we all recognize that we do it. We… Continue Reading “Canon within the Canon?: Thoughts on Reading the Bible Better”

A (sort of) Book Review: “The God of the Mundane”

Matthew B. Redmond. The God of the Mundane. Kalos Press, 2012. I am always thrilled by the offer of free books. I was especially flattered when an author offered his own book free of charge and asked me to review it. It was wonderful… Continue Reading “A (sort of) Book Review: “The God of the Mundane””

A (Sort of) Book Review: Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not

McKnight, Scot and Joseph B. Modica (eds). Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not: Evaluating Empire in New Testament Studies. Downer’s Grove: IVP, 2013 I was quite excited to pick up this book. Scot McKnight has become one of my favourite authors lately. He is… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not”

A (sort of) Book Review: “Jesus Have I Loved, But Paul?”

I just recently picked up J.R. Daniel Kirk’s Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul?” A Narrative Approach to the Problem of Pauline Christianity. (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011). Given my usual reading habits, I usually require a long time to get through a book, as… Continue Reading “A (sort of) Book Review: “Jesus Have I Loved, But Paul?””

THE WORD BECAME FLESH: A Sermon by St John of Kronstadt on the Nativity of Christ

The Word became flesh; that is, the Son of God, co-eternal with God the Father and with the Holy Spirit, became human – having become incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary. O, wondrous, awesome and salvific mystery! The One Who had… Continue Reading “THE WORD BECAME FLESH: A Sermon by St John of Kronstadt on the Nativity of Christ”