Tag Archives: Religion

Star Wars and Christianity: Pro and Con

I want to share three links about Star Wars and Christianity.  All three are by Christians.  Two of the links are rather pro-Star Wars and believe that it has themes that overlap with Christianity.  The third link, not so much! … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Jesus Behaving Badly, by Mark L. Strauss

Mark L. Strauss.  Jesus Behaving Badly: The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee.  Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2015.  See here to buy the book. Many Christians struggle with what is in the Old Testament, with its laws, wars, and … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About (Second Edition)

Kenneth Berding and Matt Williams, ed.  What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Their Writings.  Second edition.  Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2015.  See here to purchase the book. What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Shock of Night, by Patrick W. Carr

Patrick W. Carr.  The Shock of Night.  Bloomington, Minnesota: Bethany House Publishers, 2015.  See here to buy the book. The Shock of Night is a Christian fantasy book.  It is technically the first book of The Darkwater Saga, but Patrick … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Hindus, by Wendy Doniger

Wendy Doniger. The Hindus: An Alternative History. Penguin Books, 2009. See here to buy the book. The Hindus: An Alternative History is a diachronic study of Hinduism that highlights the complexity and diversity of the religion. Many non-Hindu Westerners have … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Printer and the Preacher, by Randy Petersen

Randy Petersen.  The Printer and the Preacher: Ben Franklin, George Whitefield, and the Surprising Friendship That Invented America.  Nashville: Nelson Books, 2015.  See here to buy the book. Benjamin Franklin was a deist who doubted Jesus’ divinity and blood atonement.  … Continue reading

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Mark’s Distinct Voice, and the Good News (Extremely Scattered Ramblings)

At church this morning, the pastor preached about Mark 1:9-15.  Allow me to post this passage in the King James Version (which is in the public domain): 9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from … Continue reading

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