Do you know what happens when you breed two animals, then you breed their offspring, and you continue to breed within the family tree? The lack of crossbreeding causes major problems. Genetic defects that were once minor recessive traits become exaggerated. A line that began with two normal animals becomes offspring with mutations, defects, and … Continue reading Are You a Theological Inbred?
The landscape of Christianity is changing. Denominational divisions are quickly fading, and new lines are being drawn in the sand. These days Christians are divided by causes, movements, and tribes--each with their own pedestaled preachers, key issues, and whipping boys. As Editorial Director of The Gospel Coalition, Collin Hansen admits he has had his fair … Continue reading Does Your Faith Have Any ‘Blind Spots’? (Book Review)
I haven't heard of a marriage proposal crashing and burning quite like St. John of Jane Eyre. Below I have edited and shortened the scene where the young town minister proposes marriage to Jane. However, this is not just any proposal. He is planning to depart to India for the rest of his life. St. John … Continue reading Jane Eyre and the Marriage Proposal Every Seminarian Should Avoid
I've been reading G.K. Chesterton's book Orthodoxy recently. Reading Chesterton is a bit like climbing into the backseat of a wild taxi driver--you may have no idea where he is taking you but you're enjoying the ride. He's got a way of expression that is poignant and fresh, and he uses illustrations instead of logical arguments in … Continue reading Our Swerving Universe: Chesterton on Paradoxes
No one likes to admit that they did another Netflix binge last weekend watching Drop Dead Diva until 2am, but we’ve all had those weekends. What’s more, we know so much of what we watch is silly, thoughtless, and contrived, yet we somehow remain hooked to the stories that play across that screen, no matter … Continue reading Review: ‘The Stories We Tell’ by Mike Cosper
Barry Asmus and Wayne Grudem, The Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution. Wheaton: Crossway, 2013. 402 pp. $23.97.I had heard some good things about The Poverty of Nations, and one of its co-authors (Wayne Grudem) is practically a legend in theological circles. So, when the book popped up as an option on my Beyond the Page account, I … Continue reading A Review of ‘The Poverty of Nations’ by Wayne Grudem and Barry Asmus
Is God anti-gay? No question is more relevant in our culture. No question raises more rancor and outrage. No question divides churches more quickly. And yet Sam Allberry, associate pastor of St. Mary's Church in Maidenhead, UK, has managed to handle this loaded question with aplomb, accuracy, and plainness in just 85 pages. And the … Continue reading ‘Is God Anti-Gay?’ by Sam Allberry