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A Stone of Hope

Article by   March 2015
David L. Chappell. A Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow. Chapel Hill: University of Chapel Hill Press, 2004. 344 pages. $27.95.David L. Chappell's A Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow... continue


Article by   March 2015
Os Guinness, Renaissance: The Power Of The Gospel However Dark The Times. Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP, 2014. 187pp. $16-00.What has Reformation (21) to do with Renaissance? It is the wrong question, at least if Os Guinness' latest book is in... continue

Mere Believers

Article by   March 2015
Marc Baer, Mere Believers: How Eight Faithful Lives Changed the Course of History. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013. 190 pages. $22.00Although I double-majored in English and history as an undergraduate, when I moved on to graduate school, I narrowed my... continue

Kingdom Conspiracy

Article by   March 2015
Scot McKnight, Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2014. x + 289pp. $21.99The Kingdom of God has captured the attention and imagination of many recent evangelical writers. Even so, nothing resembling a... continue

Rejoicing in Lament

Article by   February 2015
J. Todd Billings, Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer and Life in Christ. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2015. $14.99/£11.99Much of life in a fallen world consists of navigating through the fog of tragedy and suffering. Any pastor who has... continue

Atonement, Law and Justice

Article by   February 2015
Adonis Vidu, Atonement, Law and Justice: The Cross in Historical and Cultural Contexts. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2014. $24.99/£15.99Theology does not occur in a vacuum, we are constantly reminded. The Church's doctrines do not develop in isolation from the contingencies... continue


Article by   February 2015
It is rarely possible to predict with any certainty which of today's crowd-pleasers or critic-pleasers will secure for themselves a place as classics in the annals of film history--which will be taken as the defining films of their era, not... continue

Reformed Catholicity

Article by   February 2015
Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain, Reformed Catholicity: The Promise of Retrieval for Theology and Biblical Interpretation. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015A few words of introduction and clarification are requisite on the front end of this review. First, given the... continue

The Good of Politics

Article by   February 2015
James W. Skillen, The Good of Politics: A Biblical, Historical, and Contemporary Introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. $22.99/£16.99A welcome addition to Baker Academic's "Engaging Culture" series, James Skillen's The Good of Politics offers an accessible, probing introduction to the... continue

Preaching Christ from Daniel

Article by   January 2015
Sidney Greidanus, Preaching Christ from Daniel. Foundations for Expository Sermons. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012.The present volume merits attention as it brings together two issues of great interest: Evangelicalism's perennial fascination - arguably an unhealthy obsession! - with the Book of... continue

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