Causes in Christian History, From Stark’s “The Triumph of Christianity”

Book Review, Part 1 The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World’s Largest Religion by Rodney Stark. I’m about one-third of my way through Rodney Stark’s 2012 book, The Triumph of Christianity. an historical survey of sociological causes and effects in Christian history. Stark is an historical sociologist; and in this work he speaks […]

Another Way of Being Authentic: Yarhouse’s “Homosexuality and the Christian”

Book Review Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors, and Friends by Mark A. Yarhouse. Is it true, as Dan Savage says, that people who agree with gay “marriage” and homosexual versions of morality can be good Christians, while we who disagree are necessarily bigots? I could see in a sense how that could […]

God Space: Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally

Book Review God Space: Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally by Doug Pollock “Christians, share your faith with unbelievers.” Ouch. Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Unnaturally… Of all the topics we discuss on this blog, there’s hardly any that could evoke feelings quite like those that come from that one simple instruction. Christians typically feel guilt, fear, […]

Godonomics: Straight Road, With Potholes

Book Review Godonomics: How to Save Our Country–and Protect Your Wallet–Through Biblical Principles of Finance by Chad Hovind. Have you ever driven on smooth, straight highway, only to be jarred when your car dropped unexpectedly into a pothole? That’s what Godonomics felt like to me. It’s an excellent survey of biblical thinking on basic ethical/economic principles. […]