I've been reading David Bentley Hart's The Experience of God. I would recommend Hart to atheists the way I would recommend Hitchens to theists: both are (or were, sadly, in Hitchens' case) among the finest fitters of words in the contemporary literature concerning God. There is of course an enormous difference between the two authors, […]
Book Review Think Christianly: Looking at the Intersection of Faith and Culture by Jonathan Morrow I have an all-too-large “guilt shelf,” which is what I call the list of books I know I should be reading. They’re books that I want to read—that’s why I have them—but I can’t seem to get to all of […]
Logos is offering Jonathan Edwards' Treatise Concerning Religious Affections for free this month. It's a classic. Get your copy here!
Book Review I’ve just spent hours in the company of outstanding Christian leaders: the late Dr. Paul Brand and Dr. Ralph Winter, to begin with. Not every book conveys such a warm sense of Christian fellowship, but David Marshall’s edited volume Faith Seeking Understanding: Essays in Memory of Paul Brand and Ralph D. Winter definitely […]
Books/Apps Review I don’t know when I’ve seen anything like Doug Powell’s books Resurrection iWitness and Jesus iWitness. It’s not just their incredibly rich visual design, or their clear presentation of essential truths. It’s their interactivity: almost as if they could have been iPad apps. But wait—they are—and so is New Testament iWitness! I’ve had a chance […]
Book Review My friend Holopupenko urged me—no, implored me—to read William C. Placher’s book The Domestication of Transcendence: How Modern Thinking About God Went Wrong. It’s excellent. I want to give you a taste of it from Placher’s own summary starting on page 181. A basic lesson: theologians get in trouble when they think they […]
Yesterday when I posted on the Christian Apologetics Alliance, I purposely left out two blogs that belong in a category of their own: The Poached Egg and Apologetics 315. Greg West and Brian Auten, respectively, have made these blogs prime go-to places for apologetics blogging, gathering material from all across the Internet. If you like […]
The Christian Apologetics Alliance represents an expanding wave in Christian thinking and practice. It’s a Facebook-based group with a public page and an active blog at ApologeticAlliance.com, featuring some of the Internet’s best discussion on apologetics, worldview, and faith and culture. I want to highlight a few of the bloggers in the Alliance today, to […]
Mark your calendar! Truth for a New Generation, Sept. 28 and 29. I’ll be there sharing on apologetics from a strategic ministry perspective. Hope to see you there!