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Book Write-Up: Rescuing the Gospel from the Cowboys, by Richard Twiss

Richard Twiss.  Rescuing the Gospel from the Cowboys: A Native American Expression of the Jesus Way.  Ed. Ray Martell and Sue Martell.  Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2015.  See here to buy the book. Richard Twiss, who passed on in 2013, … Continue reading

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Ramblings on Ideological Changes

Something that interests me whenever I reconnect with old friends and acquaintances is their current religious or political views.  Some of the people who were gun-ho conservative Christians back when I knew them are now atheists, agnostics, liberal Christians, gay … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Toward a Sure Faith

Terry A. Chrisope.  Toward a Sure Faith: J. Gresham Machen and the Dilemma of Biblical Criticism, 1881-1915.  Great Britain: Christian Focus Publications, 2000. J. Gresham Machen was a conservative Christian biblical scholar.  He was a prominent voice during the fundamentalist-modernist … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods

Gerald R. McDermott.  Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods: Christian Theology, Enlightenment Religion, and Non-Christian Faiths.  Oxford University Press, 2000. Jonathan Edwards was an eighteenth century pastor and theologian.  Many of you may know him on account of his sermon, “Sinners … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Harry Emerson Fosdick, by Robert Moats Miller

Robert Moats Miller.  Harry Emerson Fosdick: Preacher, Pastor, Prophet.  Oxford University Press, 1985. I first heard of Harry Emerson Fosdick back when I was in college.  I was preparing a presentation on the fundamentalist-modernist controversy of the 1920’s, and I … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: A History of God, by Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong.  A History of God: The 4000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. I just finished a library copy of this book, but I decided to buy a copy for myself.  They run … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Higher Ground

I watched the 2011 movie Higher Ground a few nights ago.  Higher Ground is about a woman named Corinne, who converts to fundamentalist Christianity and later leaves that belief system.  Vera Farmiga starred in and directed the film. Here are … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Hitler’s Cross, by Erwin W. Lutzer

Erwin W. Lutzer.  Hitler’s Cross: How the Cross Was Used to Promote the Nazi Agenda.  Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2012. I would like to thank Moody Publishers for my review copy of this book.  See here for Moody’s page about it. … Continue reading

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After the Sinner’s Prayer, Then What?

At church this morning, we sang the old Charles Wesley hymn, “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing.”  One line in particular stood out to me: “He breaks the power of cancelled sin, He sets the prisoner free…” God not … Continue reading

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The Crucified God: Moltmann, the Psychologists, and Me

In my post about Jurgen Moltmann’s The Crucified God, I did not talk about Moltmann’s discussion of psychology in that particular book.  I just felt like ending the post where I did!  In this post, however, I will talk about … Continue reading

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