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Carolyn De Arteaga: Watching God Work

Carolyn De Arteaga: Watching God Work

  Carolyn De Arteaga, Watching God Work: The Stuff of Miracles (Alachua: Bridge-Logos, 2014), 192 pages, ISBN 9781610361217. I recently finished reading this delightful book and I must admit the title threw me off just a bit. I picked up this book, I think, expecting something more dramatic and perhaps, even mystical. The term ‘miracles’ […]

Son of God: Their Empire, His Kingdom, reviewed by Daniel Snape

Son of God: Their Empire, His Kingdom, reviewed by Daniel Snape

  Son of God: Their Empire, His Kingdom (20th Century Fox). Actors: Darwin Shaw, Sebastian Knapp, Paul Knops, and Darcie Lincoln. Directors: Christopher Spencer. Music by Hans Zimmer. From producers, Roma Downy and Mark Burnett comes the movie Son of God. Directed by Christopher Spencer (with additional scenes directed by Tony Mitchell and Crispin Reece), […]

Son of God: Their Empire, His Kingdom, reviewed by John King

Son of God: Their Empire, His Kingdom, reviewed by John King

  Son of God: Their Empire, His Kingdom (20th Century Fox). Actors: Darwin Shaw, Sebastian Knapp, Paul Knops, and Darcie Lincoln. Directors: Christopher Spencer. Music by Hans Zimmer. Son of God is a dramatization, taken from the memoirs of John the Apostle, played by Sebastian Knapp, that starts with the Savior’s brief ministry on His […]

Bruce L. McCormack: Engaging the Doctrine of God

Bruce L. McCormack: Engaging the Doctrine of God

Bruce L. McCormack, ed., Engaging the Doctrine of God: Contemporary Protestant Perspectives (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008). Bruce McCormack, the Frederick and Margaret L. Weyerhaeuser Professor of Theology at Princeton, is the most interesting and helpful Barthian working today. He has made his mark working to correct a certain North American distortion of Karl Barth’s […]

Son of God: Their Empire, His Kingdom, reviewed by Kevin Williams

Son of God: Their Empire, His Kingdom, reviewed by Kevin Williams

  Son of God: Their Empire, His Kingdom (20th Century Fox). Actors: Darwin Shaw, Sebastian Knapp, Paul Knops, and Darcie Lincoln. Directors: Christopher Spencer. Music by Hans Zimmer. Son of God begins with John’s gospel, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” and ends with […]

Del Tarr: The Foolishness of God

Del Tarr: The Foolishness of God

  Del Tarr, The Foolishness of God: A Linguist Looks at the Mystery of Tongues (Springfield, MO: The Access Group, 2010), xvii +447 pages, ISBN 9780984447008. Del Tarr, Professor Emeritus and past President of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, who holds a PhD in Communications from the University of Minnesota, applies scientific linguistic and […]

Frank Macchia on the Gifts of God to the Church

Frank Macchia on the Gifts of God to the Church

Pentecostals and Reformed affirming the value of all of the New Testament Gifts Frank Macchia In the context of this hoopla over cessationism, it might be interesting to see how the issue of spiritual gifts was dealt with in the first round of international talks between the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the Pentecostals […]

The Sovereignty of God Debate

The Sovereignty of God Debate

D. Stephen Long and George Kalantzis, eds., The Sovereignty of God Debate (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2009), 193 pages, ISBN 9781556352171. This collection of essays presented in 2006-07 to the students and faculty of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is part of the on-going work of The Forum for Evangelical Theology. D. Stephen Long and George Kalantzis, both […]

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 […]

Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue

Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue

Andreas J. Kostenberger, Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2011), 270 pages, ISBN 9781581349708. As suggested by the title, Kostenberger’s interest in “excellence” has to do with Christian scholarship. For Kostenberger, Christian scholarship is the “pursuit of truth on mission for God in the world” (p. 66). […]

Keith Ward: God and the Philosophers

Keith Ward: God and the Philosophers

Keith Ward, God and the Philosophers (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2009), 224 pages, ISBN 9780800663513. Keith Ward’s God and the Philosophers offers a close look at a handful of philosophers whose work impacted theological matters in one way or another. Ward takes on certain aspects of the thought of Plato, Aquinas, Descartes, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, […]

Is it Full Partnership or Partial? The Church of God Struggles with the Role of Women

Is it Full Partnership or Partial? The Church of God Struggles with the Role of Women

  The Church of God 73rd International General Assembly met in Orlando, Florida July 27-30, 2010. This biennial meeting is a significant event on the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) calendar. Among other things, during this time denominational leadership is nominated and elected and contemporary issues facing the organization are discussed, debated, and decided, first […]

Timothy Keller: The Prodigal God

Timothy Keller: The Prodigal God

Timothy Keller, The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith (Dutton Adult, 2008), 160 pages, ISBN 9780525950790. The Prodigal God is based on the passage of Scripture we typically call the Parable of the Prodigal Son that is found in chapter 15 of Luke’s gospel; this book is largely an exposition of that […]

The Primacy of Loving God: The Missing Ingredient in Discipleship

The Primacy of Loving God: The Missing Ingredient in Discipleship

  Most discipleship methods and books admonish believers to do things, but a growing love relationship with our God should be the primary goal of the Christian life. Discipleship methods vary from church to church, denomination to denomination. I have been in a few of each. New believers are typically instructed to read the Bible, […]

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