Category: Reviews (Books)

An Education for Lincoln’s Heaven

In a 2013 article on ‘Christian Schooling and Racial Realities,’ Hunter Baker concluded that while “the racial unification of the American church might best begin in the Christian schoolhouse” he lamented that it is a “mission … awaiting a champion...

/ July 27, 2022

Seminary Anxiety

Everyone here bites their nails. I first noticed this last Fall and the realization was at once troubling and consoling. Troubling, because this is a child’s bad habit; consoling, because at least I’m not the only one who hasn’t used...

/ July 26, 2022
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From Plato to Christ: How Platonic Thought Shaped the Christian Faith

Louis Markos is the beloved and brilliant Professor of English at Houston Baptist University. He is a prolific author, leading expert on C.S. Lewis, and has a keen interest in ancient Greece and Rome. All of these and more come...

/ June 23, 2022

Resting in Finitude

Kelly Kapic. You’re Only Human: How Your Limits Reflect God’s Design and Why That’s Good News. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2022. 272 pp, $24.99. After another too-short-but oh-so-long day of unfinished projects, unfulfilled promises to my kids, overdue assignments, and too-fast...

/ June 6, 2022

On Loving Newcastle

Michael Chaplin. Newcastle United Stole My Heart: Sixty Years in Black and White. London: Hurst and Co, 2021. 280pp, $25.00. The first thing to say is that Michael Chaplin’s Newcastle United Stole My Heart is one of the most delightfully...

/ May 18, 2022

The Third Reformer

Bruce Gordon. Zwingli: God’s Armed Prophet. New Haven: Yale, 2021. xxii + 349 pp, $32.50. The contemporary of Martin Luther and predecessor of Jean Calvin within the Reformed family of churches, Ulrich Zwingli is sometimes described as “the third reformer.”...

/ May 17, 2022

When the Ad Replaced the Icon

Ellen Wayland-Smith. The Angel in the Marketplace. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. 288pp, $30. Throughout the 2010s the signs of a new holy month became undeniable. Each June seemed to mark an exponential increase in rainbow flags. Early summer...

/ May 16, 2022

The Transcendentalists and Their World

Robert A. Gross is the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor of Early American History Emeritus at the University of Connecticut. His widely regarded book, The Minutemen and Their World won the Bancroft Prize. The following interview revolves around...

/ May 9, 2022
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Biblical Philosophy: Is There Such a Thing?

Dru Johnson directs the Center for Hebraic Thought and is an associate professor of biblical studies at The King’s College. He is the author of several books on the intellectual world of the Bible. This interview revolves around his latest...

/ May 4, 2022

Marilynne Robinson Imagines the Soul of America

Living there, you’ll be free, if you truly wish to be.” ~Gene Wilder, Pure Imagination The frigid breeze gusting through downtown Des Moines, Iowa, did little to help the Democratic Nominee for President, Joe Biden, as he struggled to project...

/ May 3, 2022