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Catching Up - Some Reading Challenge Mini-Reviews

Book InformationEvangelism and the Sovereignty of God

Author – J. I. Packer

Publication Information – InterVarsity Press (2012 edition of 1961 original; $9.99… 721 more words

The Vulnerable Pastor

Vulnerable. Not the first word that comes to mind when you think about strong leaders. Yet, this word, “Vulnerable,” is what Mandy Smith, lead pastor of University Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, suggests should characterize strong Christian leaders. 568 more words


Review of "Saving Calvinism" by Oliver Crisp (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2016)

I recently received a copy of Oliver Crisp‘s new book, Saving Calvinism. The book is a work of analytic theology, with a dash of historical theology mixed in, and stands in continuity with his previous work  662 more words

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SBL’s Plans to Bar IVPAcademic From the Annual Meeting — Zwinglius Redivivus

Earlier today Mike Bird tweeted Having made enquiry, I’ve gotten a copy of SBL’s letter on the matter to IVP, which begins I am writing this letter to register concern regarding IVCF’s recent publication of its “Theological Summary of Human Sexuality.” While we recognize the right of an employer, church, or ministry to set expectations […]

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Review: Modern Psychopathologies

Modern Psychopathologies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal (second edition) by Barrett W. McRay, Mark A. Yarhouse, and Richard E. Butman brings together the most recent and up-to-date material in psychopathology, and presents it to the reader in as an ideal point of reference for both pastors and clinicians. 472 more words

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Review: We Believe in One God

Following on the heels of the highly acclaimed Ancient Christian Commentary series, the Ancient Christian Doctrine series brings together a five-volume patristic exploration into the substance of what the early church believed about the Christian faith. 542 more words

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