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All articles from issue September 2019

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October 2019
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The majesty of God in the midst of innocent suffering — the message of Job

Walter Kaiser Jr is a distinguished Old Testament scholar with a high view of Scripture. The Majesty of God is a systematic and fairly detailed study of the book of Job, but Dr Kaiser whets our appetite at the very start by pointing out that Martin Luther considered Job as being ‘magnificent and sublime…

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October 2019
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When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment

The aim of the book is to sombrely discuss the transgender phenomenon from a medical and psychological perspective and to delve into public policy issues. In those aims, it succeeds admirably. The greatest caveat for a UK readership would be the US focus of the book in its references to culture and law. That…

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September 2019
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Reflections: Characters in Acts — A matter of the heart

‘Thorough’ and ‘thoughtful’ were words that came to mind as I was reading this book. This is a study of seven characters who feature in Luke’s account of the early church, showing how they responded to their encounter with the gospel message. There are four examples of those who were converted on hearing the…

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September 2019
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Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music? Larry Norman and the perils of Christian rock

What are we to make of Larry Norman, the controversial pioneer of Christian pop music in the late 1960s and ‘70s? Gregory Alan Thornbury (son of occasional ET contributor John) tells the fascinating story with riveting style and careful accuracy. Unlike other Christian artists, Norman’s extraordinary musical and poetic gifts were lauded by his…

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September 2019
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That Hideous Strength: How the West Was Lost

A book offering to tell us ‘how the West was lost’ has set itself a very ambitious target. Perhaps it needs a few more pages to quite hit that target. But it succeeds admirably in drawing our attention to a dangerous intellectual and spiritual current of our time: ‘cultural Marxism’. That Hideous Strength is…

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October 1998
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Speaking of Women: Interpreting Paul

Andrew Perriman’s book seeks to provide biblical justification for the ordination of women as ministers of the gospel. On the rear cover Dr R. T. France, formerly principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, claims that the volume ‘offers the best hope I have seen for a fresh start to what is in danger of becoming…

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August 2019
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Raising Kids in a ‘You can do it!’ World

The author sets out eight signposts for Christian parents to follow when bringing up their children in a world that promotes the attitude that all you have to do is have confidence and you can achieve anything you want. The book is very readable, but some of the examples given and the language are…

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August 2019
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Rewriting Gender?: You, Your Family, Transgenderism and the Gospel

Over a very short space of time, gender identity has become a major issue in the worlds of politics, healthcare, education and the media. It is not going to go away and the often subtle influence of the transgender agenda is so pervasive that none of us can escape it—not even the youngest of…

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