I’ve written a lot about the topic of doubt. Whether it’s about “doubting Thomas,” or that verse in James that tells us not to doubt, or wrestling with my own doubts, this is a subject that resonates with me personally…. Read More ›
The Best Books I Read in 2021
Like a lot of my friends, I set myself a goal to read more in 2021. And for me that didn’t necessarily mean reading a higher number of books; instead, I focused on reading longer and older works than I… Read More ›
Your Church Needs Good Catechesis (VIDEO)
In which I plead for more Christian education in contemporary churches.
Book Review: The Resurrection of the Messiah, by Christopher Bryan
The Resurrection of the Messiah is the rare kind of book that hits all the right notes. Masterfully nuanced and abreast of all the critical scholarship, while also eminently readable and chock-full of deep insights. It’s a tragedy this book isn’t more well-known.
Book Review: For the Body: Recovering a Theology of Gender, Sexuality, and the Human Body
Timothy Tennent, a conservative Methodist and president of Asbury Seminary, contends that in our current cultural moment Christians have largely come to be known more for what we are against rather than what we are for. And this is especially true when it… Read More ›
NIVAC Bible Commentaries (eBook Versions) on Sale
(**March 29, 2021 Update: The sale mentioned below is no longer active. However, the eBook editions of this series do frequently go on sale, so it’s worth checking into from time to time.) Anyone interested in picking up some Bible… Read More ›
How Do We Talk About Faith With People Who Don’t Care?
How do we share the gospel with people who don’t care about God? People who aren’t necessarily hostile to faith, but for various reasons are simply indifferent to it? This is the question Kyle Beshears sets out to answer in… Read More ›
Jewish Keys to Understanding the Lord’s Supper?
How can ancient Jewish beliefs about the Passover help us understand the Lord’s Supper? Brant Pitre’s book shows us. Here’s my review.
Best Books to Begin Studying Theology
Last week I had a friend of mine ask me for a list of books I would recommend for someone wanting to start seriously studying theology. Naturally I was pleased to answer, and I also thought it would be good… Read More ›
Book Review: The Openness of God
Open theism is a topic that tends to rustle a lot of feathers, especially in some conservative/fundamentalist camps where the view often gets immediately labeled as unorthodox or even blasphemous. When I was in seminary, it was always quickly dismissed… Read More ›