Category: Reviews (Books)

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Reviewing Nancy Isenberg’s “White Trash”

This guest review is by Dr. Miles Smith. In 2014 The King’s College professor Anthony Bradley wrote an article on the plight of poor whites for World Magazine. That Bradley, an African American, first raised the issue seems strange, but...

/ August 8, 2016
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Misreading Tolkien and Misreading Scripture: Responding to O’Keefe and Reno

I am reading John J. O’Keefe and R. R. Reno’s Sanctified Vision for the independent study on hermeneutics and theological method I am doing this summer. I have found the book fairly helpful overall, and think the authors are right...

/ July 25, 2016
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Soma and the Silencing of Evangelicalism After Trump

In his novel Silence Japanese writer Shusaku Endo tells the story of two Portuguese missionaries in 17th century Japan. After initial pioneering work by Francis Xavier in the 16th century, a small native Japanese church had begun to flourish in the...

/ July 22, 2016
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Reviewing Jonathan Leeman’s “Political Church” Pt 1

Other Posts in the Series: Part 2 of Minich’s Review Leeman’s Response 3 Ecclesiology Questions Joint Statements A few months ago I asked my friend Joseph Minich if he’d be kind enough to review Jonathan Leeman’s Political Church for us. He...

/ June 13, 2016
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Reviewing “You Are What You Love” by James K.A. Smith

I’m pleased to run this guest review by Dr. Jeffrey Bilbro of Spring Arbor University of James K.A. Smith’s new book You Are What You Love. You can follow Dr. Bilbro on Twitter @jeff_bilbro. “Do not be conformed to this world,...

/ May 2, 2016
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Reviewing “Disrupted” by Dan Lyons

About two-thirds of the way through Dan Lyons’ new book Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble my mind went, as it often does, to an excerpt from a Wendell Berry essay. The essay is “Two Economies” and in it Berry...

/ April 28, 2016
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3 Lessons from “The Faith of Christopher Hitchens”

I was planning to read Larry Taunton’s The Faith of Christopher Hitchens before reading Samuel’s review for us. His review made me push it to the top of my “too read” list. And then I got the thing and read it...

/ April 20, 2016
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Reviewing “The Faith of Christopher Hitchens”

I’m pleased to publish this guest post by Samuel D. James. You can learn more about him in his bio at the end of this post. Larry Taunton, The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World’s Most...

/ April 7, 2016
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A Review of Theology as Discipleship by Keith Johnson

I’m pleased to publish this review by Joshua S. Hill of Keith L. Johnson’s new book Theology as Discipleship. Following the release of The Pastor Theologian by Gerald Hiestand and Todd Wilson, and The Pastor as Public Theologian by Kevin J....

/ March 30, 2016
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Reviewing Peter Leithart’s Traces of the Trinity

I’m pleased to run this guest post by Josiah Alexakos. In the final chapter of C.S. Lewis’ The Last Battle, the concluding book of The Chronicles of Narnia series, Lucy Pevensie realizes that the “New” Narnia that Aslan brings into...

/ February 17, 2016