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What do you do when the Bible doesn’t behave? Well, if you follow the lead of Peter Enns, you decide that the Canaanite genocide never happened, that the creation narratives were designed by post-exilic writers to justify and support Israel’s national identity, and that stories of Jesus’ birth in the Gospels were embellished in order to underscore the broader implications of Jesus’ life and work. Continue reading
A pastor once said to me, “If you want information about God, books written in the last five years are great. But, if you want intimacy with God read books written at least 500 years ago.” He was drawing my … Continue reading
Why God Allow Us to Suffer simply does not pass muster, and I cannot recommend it. Continue reading
If You Can Keep It provides a broad look at the subject for those wanting a small book and, at the same time, works as a springboard for those wishing to study further into any of its many subjects. Continue reading
Believers, Thinkers, and Founders is an excellent book with enough scholarship to make it a formidable tool in discussions of faith in the public square, and enough simple clarity to make it accessible to those outside formal academia. Continue reading
We all need to be reminded from time to time of the radical love of God, and this book does that very well. Continue reading