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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