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Book Write-Up: Positively Powerless, by L.L. Martin

L.L. Martin.  Positively Powerless: How a Forgotten Movement Undermined Christianity.  WestBow Press, 2015.  See here to buy the book. In Positively Powerless, L.L. Martin critiques the positivity Gospel and presents an alternative way to look at life. The positivity Gospel … Continue reading

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(Rambling) Book Write-Up: The Reason Driven Life, by Robert M. Price

Robert M. Price.  The Reason Driven Life: What Am I Here On Earth For?  Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2006.  See here to buy the book. Robert M. Price is often characterized as an atheist biblical scholar.  The Reason Driven … Continue reading

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On Victoria Osteen’s Remarks

A lot of Christians are upset by Victoria Osteen’s claim that we worship God so that we can be happy.  See here.  Victoria Osteen is the wife of megachurch pastor Joel Osteen.  She recently said that God wants us to … Continue reading

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Faith and Scholarship; News or Religious Book?

I have two items for my write-up today on Ari Goldman’s The Search for God at Harvard. 1.  On page 70, Goldman states: “Another noteworthy development in the academic study of religion has been the ability of scholars of religion … Continue reading

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Beyond Clashing Proof-Texts

Scot McKnight has a post criticizing the prosperity Gospel (see here).  Under that post, Derek Leman comments: “Another angle of critique of health and wealth (in addition to your community-cross-kingdom-ecclesiology answer) is a good read of Proverbs, such as Michael … Continue reading

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The Good Shepherd

Last night, my church started its six-week Bible study on Margaret Feinberg’s Scouting the Divine: My Search for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey.  There were ten people who showed up, and I appreciated that they offered their experience, … Continue reading

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