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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).

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Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, Brian Zahnd (book review)

The question of there being discontinuity between the Old Testament (OT) and the New Testament (NT) is an important one, and is not at all a new discussion. Certain questions plague many Christians, such as the following: Does the OT... Continue Reading →

Not The Worst Book On “End Times” (book review)

    I have pastor Matthew ("Matt") Hagee to thank for taking me down a trip to memory lane to a time when I immersed myself in Left Behind books, watched those types of movies, and was terrified of the... Continue Reading →

“The Most Misused Stories In The Bible” (book review)

  Eric J. Bargerhuff has provided a book that can easily fit on the shelves of pastors and clergy alike, a great strength of The Most Misused Stories In The Bible being the undertone of simplicity. It will also be appreciated... Continue Reading →

Angels in an “Enlightened” Era: Scot McKnight’s “Hum of Angels” (book review)

If there was a topic I avoid like the plague it would be "angels." Not because I'm not interested, but rather because I have read far too many books on cosmology which have left a bad taste in my mouth.... Continue Reading →

Does Christianity Allow For Violence? A Look at Preston Sprinkle’s “Fight” (Part II)

By Jonah Sandford Like countless other readers of the Bible, at various points I’ve wondered how to handle the perceived disconnect between the God of the Old Testament, who sanctions violence, and the Christ of the New Testament, who teaches... Continue Reading →

Does Christianity Allow for Violence? A Look at Preston Sprinkle’s “Fight” (Part I)

By Jonah Sandford   As a serious student of the Bible, I find a kindred spirit in Preston Sprinkle. His thoughtful and earnest pursuit of well-grounded biblical theology shows in his work. His 2013 release, Fight: A Christian Case for... Continue Reading →

Evolution vs. Faith: Calling A Truce? (Book Review)

  With contributions by pastors, scholars, philosophers, and scientists alike, How I Changed My Mind about Evolution (IVP Academic, 2016) revoked a certain memory from my early elementary days. I recall a bus ride in which me and another second-grader debated... Continue Reading →

‘The Gospel According to Paul’ According to John MacArthur (book review)

John MacArthur continues to astound me. Maintaining an audience from those in many denominations, having the gift of writing clearly, and possessing an unyielding determination to convey the truth of Scripture, a book on Paul (from him) sounds like something... Continue Reading →

The Last Adam, Brandon D. Crowe (book review)

At the outset it must be said that The Last Adam (Baker, 2017) is an academic book. If you're not fond of many footnotes then this may not be for you. But if you are into academic books on the New Testament,... Continue Reading →

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