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Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Slow Church

June 16, 2014

Chris Smith and John Pattinson want to start a revolution, a slow church revolution, and I hope they succeed. What is slow church? A slow church is one that seeks to follow in the Way of Jesus day by day, even when doing so seems inconvenient or even impossible. A key part of our slowing […]

Esau’s Doom

June 2, 2014

Popular commentaries on the Bible are not always the most fun things to read. Sometimes authors ignore the text completely and go off in a direction that is far from the book they are supposed to be discussing. Other times you might find an author who is more interested in proof texting and discussing his […]

Strange Gods

August 7, 2013

There have been several recent books published on the subject of idolatry, so I did not know what to expect when I began Elizabeth Scalia’s new book Strange Gods. Would she merely echo what others have written? Would she present any new insights on this age old problem? Would this be a book I would […]

Musings

June 21, 2013

Worship Music Maureen Mullarkey has some interesting thoughts on worship music and instruments. Check out Chords and Discord Sermon Length Tim Spivey has a great post this week on how long a minister should preach. He says, Please don’t shorten your sermons for searchers sake. They are searching. That’s why they are there. Don’t shorten […]

God’s Good World

June 14, 2013

You can read my review of Jonathan R. Wilson’s new book, God’s Good World: Reclaiming the Doctrine of Creation, over at Englewood Review of Books. Check it out here http://erb.kingdomnow.org/jonathan-r-wilson-gods-good-world-feature-review/  

Musings

May 31, 2013

Congregational Singing Churches of Christ get a mention in a recent post on the First Things blog and it is because of our worship. The post quotes another article by Justin Taylor in which Taylor observes the following about worship vs. concerts. …there’s nothing wrong with concerts! It’s just that Christian worship is not a […]

A Review of “Reading the Gospels Wisely” by Jonathan T. Pennington

May 8, 2013

In Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction Jonathan T. Pennington sets out to make the case for the importance of the Gospels in Christianity. He wants readers to understand the history of how the Gospels have been interpreted and he suggests ways for moving forward. He believes it is important that the Gospels be seen as […]

iPod, Youtube, Wii Play

March 22, 2013

Check out my review of iPod, Youtube, Wii Play: Theological Engagements with Entertainment http://erb.kingdomnow.org/d-brent-laytham-ipod-youtube-wiiplay-feature-review/

Heaven on Earth

December 7, 2012

  I just received Josh Graves & Chris Seidman’s book, Heaven on Earth, in the mail today. I read the introduction and the first few pages at lunch and was thoroughly impressed by what the book offers in the opening sections. I cannot wait to sit down and read some more. The books invites us […]

The Return of the Prodigal Son

August 25, 2012

I recently posted a list of resources for ministers who plan on preaching or teaching from the gospel of Luke. You can see that list here. Another book I would like to recommend is The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen. It is one of the best things written on the story […]

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