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August 2020

Atheists in praise of Christianity

Historian Tom Holland is known primarily as a storyteller of the ancient world. Thus his newest book, Dominion: How the…

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August 2020

Intersectionality and the church

A few years ago, during an open question and answer session on a college campus, a student accused me of…

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August 2020

J. K. Rowling, latest casualty in the…

On Twitter in June, J. K. Rowling took issue with the use of the term ‘people who menstruate’ as a…

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August 2020

Who has ultimate authority over the church?…

Covid-19 is more than the outbreak of a virus, more than a public health crisis, more even than a global…

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August 2020

The last enemy: The fight of faith…

Last month we reflected on death and how our society and our churches have been freshly challenged about its reality…

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Why Should I Trust the Bible?

We should trust the Bible, says Timothy Paul Jones, because it is ‘grounded in the words of a man who died and rose again’ (p.111). Jones’s basic presupposition is this: ‘If we live in a world where it is possible…

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The Pastor’s Life: Practical Wisdom from the Puritans
Matthew D Haste & Shane W Parker

This book highlights ‘some of the many lessons that today’s pastors can learn from the Puritans’ (p.151). As such it is aimed at pastors, but the lessons are really for anyone who is a Christian leader. The opening chapter provides…

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5 Minutes in Church History: An Introduction to the Stories of God’s Faithfulness in the History of the Church
Stephen J Nichols

What a breath of fresh air this book is! Stephen Nichols has given us 40 vignettes from church history that are brief enough to be digested over a bowl of cereal. The book doesn’t aim to be a beginner’s guide…

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The Misted World of Genesis One
Michael L. Drake

There have been so many books on the creation chapters of Genesis that there have to be compelling reasons to recommend another addition. When I started to read Michael Drake’s book, I must admit that, from my knowledge of the…