Book Review

One of the practices I keep is to always have a long term reading project on the go, that is less directly related to my active research. I find this keeps me reading broadly and more agile in the way that I process and link concepts together. Over the winter…

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Book Review: Understanding Gender Dysphoria – Mark Yarhouse

Understanding Gender Dysphoria Mark Yarhouse; 2015. | IVP Academic | 191 pages 978-0-8308-2859-3 Gender dysphoria (GD) and transgender issues are currently a hot topic in the media and everyday discourse, thanks in no small part to the topic being thrust into the limelight by celebrity events. However, the current media…

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Book Review: ‘Jonathan Edwards and the Church’ by Rhys Bezzant

Jonathan Edwards and the Church Rhys S. Bezzant; 2014. | OUP USA | 328 pages 978-0-19-989030-9   Although Jonathan Edwards wrote and preached on an exceedingly wide variety of theological subjects, many scholars declare that he did not have any independent ecclesiology. Rather that his ecclesiological impulses were driven by…

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Book Review: Esther and Her Elusive God

One of the many joys of having children is getting to experience different aspects of your childhood all over again, albeit in a different form. I have alluded to some of these via the various reinterpretations of children’s stories and nursery rhymes on this blog. However, given my current training…

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RE:Baptism – reviewing Baptism in the Baptist church

Today I had the pleasure of being able to read a friend’s freshly published book on the practice of baptism within the Baptist church, and specifically the question of rebaptising people to conform with a membership requirement in the church. Ben first provides a historically grounded review of the situation…

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Book Review – C.S. Lewis: A Life

Clive Staples Lewis is arguably a household name for most of the Western world, despite his own predictions of obscurity within five years of his death. The almost larger than life person that is C.S. Lewis is now the topic of scholarly research, literature tours of Oxford and Cambridge, and…

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