December 2008 Archives

The Emergence of Evangelicalism

Article by   December 2008
Professor Bebbington's work on the nature and rise of evangelicalism was a scholarly attempt to analyse the phenomenon in its historical and social contexts. No discussion of any aspect of the evangelical movement - particularly in the United Kingdom - could ignore his work thereafter. continue

The Incarnation in the Gospels

Article by   December 2008
Despite the fact that this is an expositional commentary, the tone of the book comes across as conversational in a manner that is engaging to both pastors and laypeople. Perhaps some of that is attributable to the translation of the spoken to the written word. continue

Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church

Article by   December 2008
There are certain books that, even within a few pages, give you the distinct impression that they must be read, and re-read, with great care. continue

Apostasy Lit: Why Do They Leave?

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Categories of literature have expanded well beyond the tragedy/comedy paradigm of earlier days. Genres, in other words, have been fruitful and have multiplied. Into the mix, I propose a new addition, apostasy literature. continue

Calvin: A Guide for the Perplexed

Article by   December 2008
Are you perplexed by Calvin, dear reader? Do you find yourself wondering what all the fuss is about, yet you can't be bothered to read the mighty Institutes? Wasn't he just a one-note theologian who just kept harping on about predestination? If I am describing you here, then you need this book. continue

Comments on Karl Barth, Bruce McCormack, and the Neo-Barthian View of Scripture

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To the surprise of many, Barth is now once again "front burner" in the theological world. Some of this interest is due to the work of theologians such as Bruce McCormack at Princeton Theological Seminary, which has been aptly termed a "Barthian hothouse." But the current culture also seems to be primed for such a revival. continue

Why Every Fourth Grader Should Read Bavinck

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Why Every Fourth Grader Should Read Herman Bavinck God in his providence has allowed bad theology to remain in the world since the sixth day of creation.  From Adam onward, each generation of believers has had to deal with error.... continue

From the Versace Vacuum to the Brand of Brothers

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What do brainless and temperamental supermodel, Naomi Campbell, and certain leading figures in American evangelical Christianity have in common? No, I am not thinking of the obvious things: first-class air travel, tantrums, five star hotels, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and demands... continue
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