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Calvin's Company of Pastors

Article by   May 2016
During the period of the Reformation the city of Geneva became one of the most important centers of theological and pastoral development in the world. At that time, under John Calvin's leadership, the pastors (over 130 from the city and countryside surrounding Geneva) were gathered together into what was called the "Company of Pastors." continue

Openness Unhindered

Article by   March 2016
Rosaria Champagne Butterfield. Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ. Pittsburgh, PA: Crown & Covenant Publications, 2015. 206pp. $12.99"Follow me as I follow Christ." So Paul unsubtly implores on several occasions (1 Cor.... continue


Article by   March 2016
Over the last few years, movies about Christianity have begun to trickle into the theaters with more frequency. We've had Old Testament stories like Noah (2014) and Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014). We've had contemporary family dramas like Courageous (2011)... continue

Paul Within Judaism

Article by   February 2016
Mark D. Nanos and Magnus Zetterholm (eds.), Paul Within Judaism: Restoring the First-Century Context to the Apostle. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015It is nearly forty years since the publication of E. P. Sanders's Paul and Palestinian Judaism (1977) initiated a revolution... continue

Hail, Caesar!: the Coen Brothers' Confederacy of Dunces

Article by   February 2016
In John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize winning Confederacy of Dunces, Ignatius Reilly is an absurd hero. He's brilliant, yet undisciplined. He has cultivated a philosophy of taste and decency, but it doesn't stop him from gorging himself on hotdogs. He... continue

Richard Hooker: A Companion to his Life and Work

Article by   February 2016
W. Bradford Littlejohn, Richard Hooker: A Companion to His Life and Work. Cascade Books: Eugene, OR, 2015. $24.99Littlejohn takes seriously the role defined for his book by its sub-titular label as a "companion" to the life and work of the... continue

Meet the New American Dream

Article by   January 2016
Meet the New American Dream, Same as the Old American Dream: Thoughts after seeing JoyMovies are more than entertainment, date night venues, or after (during) work escapes. At their best, they are something closer to lay theology or therapy even.... continue

In Defence of War

Article by   January 2016
Nigel Biggar, In Defence of War. Oxford University Press, 2013. 361 pp. HB $55.00. PB $30.00In this book, Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology and Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life at... continue

The Incarnation of God

Article by   December 2015
Marcus Johnson and John Clark. The Incarnation of God: The Mystery of the Gospel as the Foundation of Evangelical Theology. Crossway, 2015. 256 pp.Marcus Johnson and John Clark's The Incarnation of God is a much-needed and well-conceived treatment of the... continue

Life Under Compulsion

Article by   December 2015
Anthony Esolen. Life Under Compulsion: Ten Ways to Destroy the Humanity of Your Child. Delaware: ISI Books, 2015. 224 pages. $27.95Ever since Edison recorded sound, each new generation of parents has voiced the same complaint: why do my kids listen... continue

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