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The Preeminence of Life: Towards an African Christian Cosmology in Intercultural Context

The Preeminence of Life: Towards an African Christian Cosmology in Intercultural Context

A fresh look at how emphasizing full life can transform how we do mission. Without life all else that may be considered of value is nothing. African people are not easily convinced of the hegemony of science that seems to sideline life itself. Once undermined, the rather groundless assumption that life only exists in a […]

Building Christian Community

Building Christian Community

If ministry is only the work of professional clergy and is restricted to what goes on at a church service or a major Christian event, then the church is lost and doomed to implode and die in our century. Why? Because, though these things may serve God, the personal touch is often lacking in them. […]

Chris Sinkinson: Christian Confidence

Chris Sinkinson: Christian Confidence

Chris Sinkinson, Christian Confidence: An Introduction to Defending the Faith (IVP, 2012) 978083083786 For a succinct and highly informative introduction to Christian apologetics, look no further than Chris Sinkinson’s book, Christian Confidence: An Introduction to Defending the Faith. Sinkinson, a former archaeologist and now lecturer in apologetics at Moorlands College in England, begins by addressing […]

The Bible and Christian Ethics, reviewed by Stephen Vantassel

The Bible and Christian Ethics, reviewed by Stephen Vantassel

David Emanuel Singh and Bernard C. Farr, eds., The Bible and Christian Ethics (Oxford: Regnum Books International, 2013), 217 pages, ISBN 9781625643513. This text is a collection of articles on Christian ethics published in the journal Transformation, published by the Oxford Center for Mission Studies. The 18 articles are organized under five different headings. The […]

Helping create Christian community

Helping create Christian community

  In this video, Dr. William David Spencer, a theology professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, speaks with Jeanne DeFazio about the book Creative Ways to Build Christian Community. Jeanne and I served as co-editors of this book. In this interview Jeanne speaks about her chapter and about how each of us can help create Christian […]

Video Introduction to Creative Ways to Build Christian Community

Video Introduction to Creative Ways to Build Christian Community

  Here is a video about the book Creative Ways to Build Christian Community. In this film you will meet the founders of the House of Prisca and Aquila publishing line, the editors, and some of the contributors. I was one of the co-editors so I make a brief appearance in the film.  

Gary Graff: Can a Christian Have an Unclean Spirit?

Gary Graff: Can a Christian Have an Unclean Spirit?

  Gary Hal Graff, Can a Christian Have an Unclean Spirit? Volume I: Satan and the Angels (El Cajon, CA: Christian Service Network, 1999), 200 pages, ISBN 9781879854802. Gary Hal Graff, Can a Christian Have an Unclean Spirit? Volume II: The Theology and History (El Cajon, CA: Christian Service Network, 1999), 249 pages, ISBN 9781879854147. […]

Wolfgang Vondey: The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life

Wolfgang Vondey: The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life

  Wolfgang Vondey, ed., The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life: Historical, Interdisciplinary, and Renewal Perspectives, Christianity and Renewal – Interdisciplinary Studies 1 (New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014), v + 240 pages. Wolfgang Vondey is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Center for Renewal Studies at Regent University. He has authored […]

Teaching Preaching as a Christian Practice

Teaching Preaching as a Christian Practice

Thomas G. Long and Leonora Tubbs Tisdale, eds., Teaching Preaching as a Christian Practice: A New Approach to Homiletical Pedagogy (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008). I enjoyed reading this book. It is written for teachers of homiletics, but pastors would also benefit from reading it. It is written by some of the leading homileticians […]

The Holy Spirit and the Christian University

The Holy Spirit and the Christian University

The Long Journey Home

The Long Journey Home

In Conversation with Andrew Schmutzer An interview with Andrew Schmutzer about The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused, and part 1 of his chapter, “A Theology of Sexuality and its Abuse: Creation, Evil, and the Relational Ecosystem” as appearing in Pneuma Review Summer 2013.           Note from […]

Stanley Hauerwas, Working with Words: On Learning to Speak Christian

Stanley Hauerwas, Working with Words: On Learning to Speak Christian

Stanley Hauerwas, Working with Words: On Learning to Speak Christian (Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2011), 322 pages, ISBN 9781608999682. I recommend this book to all Christians, and especially to those in pastoral and the theological vocations. Like his other publications, the Duke Divinity School professor of ethics and theology asks poignant hermeneutical and theological questions […]

R. T. Kendall, Unashamed to Bear His Name: Embracing the Stigma of Being a Christian

R. T. Kendall, Unashamed to Bear His Name: Embracing the Stigma of Being a Christian

R. T. Kendall, Unashamed to Bear His Name: Embracing the Stigma of Being a Christian (Bloomington, MN: Chosen, 2012), 208 pages, ISBN 9780800795160. “Ashamed of the Gospel? Who, me?” Today it is easier than ever for individuals to proclaim their religious preference. Targeted mass marketing has made it possible for modern Christians to exhibit their […]

One of a Kind: The Relationship between Old and New Covenants as the Hermeneutical Key for Christian Theology of Religions

One of a Kind: The Relationship between Old and New Covenants as the Hermeneutical Key for Christian Theology of Religions

  Adam Sparks, One of a Kind: The Relationship between Old and New Covenants as the Hermeneutical Key for Christian Theology of Religions (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick, 2010), 325 pages, ISBN 9781606083451. In this book Reformed theologian Adam Sparks attempts to contribute to the theology of religions conversation by offering a critique of some of the […]

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