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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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‘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 →

“When Affliction and Faith Collide:” ‘Struck’ by Russ Ramsey (book review)

Russ Ramsey, a pastor I had never heard of before, was diagnosed with cancer years ago. His journey he documents in the new release Struck: One Christian's Reflections On Encountering Death (InterVarsity Press, 2017) in which he recounts ways in which... Continue Reading →

What is the Fruit of the Spirit Anyway? Christopher J. H. Wright (book review)

Books on the fruit of the Spirit (or even lone chapters dedicated to this topic) tend to be very general, leaving the reader with more fog than clarity. I have found the same problem with the sermons I've heard over... Continue Reading →

‘Do All Lives Matter?’ Wayne Gordon and John M. Perkins (book review)

Authored by pastor Wayne Gordon and civil rights activist John M. Perkins, Do All Lives Matter? The Issues We Can No Longer Ignore and the Solutions We All Long For (Baker, 2017) delves into the raging topic of racism towards black Americans... Continue Reading →

A Good Effort to maintain the Jewishness of the Psalms: “Shalom in Psalms” Book Review

What I appreciate most about this translation (called the Tree of Life Version , or the TLV) of the Psalms is that it unapologetically maintains the Jewishness of the Psalms. While our translations, English or otherwise, struggle to maintain the... Continue Reading →

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