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 ›
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 ›
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.
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 ›
Book Review: Reading Genesis Well by C. John Collins
If you’re looking to have an informed perspective on how the interpretation of Genesis 1-11 relates to scientific theories about primeval history and origins, then you can’t afford to pass up John Collins’ book. Here’s why.
Book Review: A New Testament Theology by Craig L. Blomberg
Craig Blomberg is a scholar whose work I’ve really appreciated, particularly his works on the Gospels and his biblical theology of money and possessions. Now he’s added a complete New Testament theology to his already substantial body of work. While… Read More ›
A Book You Need to Know About: Salvation By Allegiance Alone
It’s pretty rare that I come across a book I think every Christian should read, let alone every pastor or teacher! But I want to tell you about one — a book I found hard to put down. A book that… Read More ›