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Book Review: Oren R. Martin, Bound for the Promised Land

Martin, Oren R. Bound for the Promised Land: The Land Promise in God’s Redemptive Plan. NSBT 34; Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2015. 208 pp. Pb; $20.00.    1,092 more words

Book Reviews

Book Review: Jesus, the Temple and the Coming Son of Man

Mark 13 is one of the most difficult chapters of the Bible to interpret and understand. From the “abomination of desolation” to the claim of Jesus that “this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place,” the chapter is full of statements that could refer either to the near (historical) or far (apocalyptic) future. 740 more words


Current Thoughts on Love is an Orientation by Andrew Marin

As I’ve mentioned near the end of this post, I’m now reading the second book Love is an Orientation by Andrew Marin. 518 more words


Urgent! Prevent American Christians from Suffering!

I just received an “URGENT ACTION!” alert to spare theologically conservative magistrates in our state from needing to perform civil unions between same-sex couples. I can appreciate their discomfort, but not the idea that “religious liberty” is at issue. 424 more words

Church And State

John Goldingay Reflection

Goldingay offers the following reflection based on Genesis 2 and, in particular, his understanding of the nature of “cleaving” which this describes (v. 24).

Jesus inferred from this story that we need to encourage people to keep that commitment rather than encourage them to sit fast and loose to it. 171 more words


Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not: Evaluating Empire in New Testament Studies

2015.02.05 | Scot McKnight & Joseph B. Modica (eds.). Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not: Evaluation Empire in New Testament Studies. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2013. 2,607 more words

New Testament

The Unlikely Contemplative

This week I signed a publishing agreement with InterVarsity Press to write my first book. The current working title is The Unlikely Contemplative. This title says a lot about both me and the concept of the book. 805 more words

Spiritual Formation