Category: Culture

Thoughts about GBC

I just finished a huge round-up of posts from GBC attendees. It is, I believe, the most comprehensive list of GBC attendees comments available. First, Hugh Hewitt is the most gracious, engaging, and humble man I have ever met. He...

/ October 15, 2005

Google never ceases to amaze

A new little feature, the recently upgraded Google Toolbar, now allows for instant translation, spell-checking, and instant image search. I’m a fan. What about Google’s privacy policies? Any opinions out there? From the little reading I did, I do not...

/ September 12, 2005

The Crystal Cathedral’s “Creation” — Genesis on audio/visual steriods

The Crystal Cathedral is famous for its annual production of “the Glory of Easter,” featuring dangling angels, resounding music, and live animals. This year, they experiment with a new production along the same lines. The tagline is “Once upon all...

/ August 31, 2005

Discovering Biblical Equality

Like so many trips into the library, my recent excursion had me leaving with books I did not intend to find. In this case, I stumbled upon Gordon Fee’s Listening to the Spirit in the Text (review below). My real...

/ August 28, 2005

Book Review: Defeating Dark Angels

No area of Christian theology has been so sensationalized and misunderstood as demonology. What is for many Christians an embarrassing doctrine provides Hollywood with the occasional horror/action film—see The Exorcist or Constantine. Or rather, don’t see them. 20th century liberal...

/ August 22, 2005

Book Review: Beyond the Bible

Since I’ve been away from computers this summer, I’ve spent more time reading. One of my main priorities was I. Howard Marshall’s Beyond the Bible: Moving from Scripture to Theology. Beyond the Bible is actually only 60% Marshall (three essays)–it...

/ August 7, 2005

Under Review: Listening to the Spirit in the Text

(Note: I’m republishing this review as I am currently in St. Louis. Normal blogging returns Sunday). On a recent foray into our library, I picked up Gordon Fee’s Listening to the Spirit in the Text. A treasure trove of previously...

/ July 12, 2005

My Reviews

My brother’s comments about my recent string of book reviews have prompted me to say a word about my approach. He writes: Oh, and I have a new goal in life: to write a book that meets my brother’s critical...

/ June 11, 2005

Mind and Media Review–Beyond the Shadowlands

David begins his excellent review of Wayne Martindale’s Beyond the Shadowlands: C.S. Lewis on Heaven and Hell by highlighting a conundrum. He wonders whether he should recommend Martindale’s book to “those who have read a lot of Lewis or to...

/ June 10, 2005

Cinderella Man

Two nights ago, I paid money to see a movie for only the second time this calendar year. It was well worth it. Ron Howard’s Cinderella Man is a moving representation of the story of James Braddock, a boxer who...

/ June 8, 2005