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Growth in Being and In Power—In Jesus Christ

Growth in Being and In Power—In Jesus Christ

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, and thus in the way I would recommend them. They both know how to say things well, but Hart has the overwhelming advantage over Hitchens…

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“Faith Seeking Understanding,” edited by David Marshall

“Faith Seeking Understanding,” edited by David Marshall

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 does. The two honorees of this book were great exemplars of mission and thinking in action. Paul Brand was a missionary surgeon in India, where…

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Christmas Gift Alert! iWitness Books and Apps

Christmas Gift Alert! iWitness Books and Apps

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 to treat myself to these three books/apps in both versions, print and electronic. Either way, the first thing I noticed was their rich graphic design….

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The Domestication of Transcendence by William Placher

The Domestication of Transcendence by William Placher

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 can clearly and distinctly understand the language they use about God. In Cajetan’s and Suarez’s reinterpretations of Aquinas on analogy, in Protestant scholasticism’s restatements of…

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Two, No, Three More Great Apologetics Blogs

Two, No, Three More Great Apologetics Blogs

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 audio and video, Apologetics 315 specializes in that particularly. Both are great resources. If I were to go to just three blogs on apologetics, I’d…

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Featuring the Christian Apologetics Alliance

Featuring the Christian Apologetics Alliance

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 encourage you to get to know them. These are all in my blogroll, hidden below the fold in the “Further Information” section. Here I’ll mention…

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