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Overthinking Christian

Our scope here is to rattle evangelical norms that threaten Biblical norms (as well as pretend we are smarter and more "spiritual" than we actually are).

A Good Children’s Bible

I was excited to receive a copy of The Promises of God (2019, B & H Kids) mainly to see how my five-year-old son would like it. Illustrated by Thanos Tsilis and authored by Jennifer Lyell, I find that this... Continue Reading →

Reflections on ‘Paul & the Language of Faith’ (Part II)

In Part I of this reflection, I focused more on the gist of Paul and the Language of Faith and the general disconnect between how "faith" is used in the Bible vs. how it is used in much of evangelicalism and... Continue Reading →

Is God Required to Meet All Our Needs? Understanding Philippians 4:19

Philippians 4:19 makes a bold statement: "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus" (NIV). At first glance it seems that Paul is saying that each believer will be taken... Continue Reading →

Dana Harris on Hebrews

This is now the second commentary I own in this series and I must say that I am far from disappointed. At the end of given sections the author provides homiletical suggestions which, in my opinion, are golden in and... Continue Reading →

Reflections on ‘Paul and the Language of Faith’ (Part I)

The language of faith or belief dominates evangelical language, culture, and the evangelical psyche itself. But have we misunderstood faith? Watered it down? Are we guilty of oversimplifying this layered concept? Respected Pauline scholar Nijay Gupta thinks so, making the... Continue Reading →

David Lyle Jeffrey on Luke’s Gospel

Luke may be my second-favorite Gospel writer, following closely after Mark. I was therefore excited to receive my copy of the latest from Brazos Press by one David Lyle Jeffrey. Marked by simplicity and carefully written, it is packed with... Continue Reading →

Suffering and Hope in the Letters of Paul (Free eBook)

  When it comes to suffering, Christians do not always know how they are to respond. Are we allowed to lament in light of passages like "God working all things for the good of those who love him" and "rejoice... Continue Reading →

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