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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

Paul & the Gift

Article by   November 2015
John M.G. Barclay, Paul and the Gift. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015. 672 pages. $70.00/£45.99Perhaps the most impressive feature of John Barclay's important new book, Paul & the Gift, is the elegant simplicity and integrity of its central thesis. Indeed, at... continue

Junius: The Mosaic Polity

Article by   November 2015
Franciscus Junius. The Mosaic Polity. Translated by Todd M. Rester. Edited by Andrew M. McGinnis. Sources in Early Modern Economics, Ethics, and Law. Grand Rapids: Christian's Library Press, 2015. $14.95Everybody knows that when the Protestant Reformers set out to clean... continue

Defending Substitution

Article by   October 2015
Gathercole's introduction begins by asking the question raised by the old spiritual: "Were you there when they crucified my Lord?" If we answer "yes," we presuppose that we somehow participated in his death, or that in his death Jesus somehow represents us: "We have died with Christ" (Rom 6:8). If we answer "no," then we were not there: Christ died alone. "He was there, taking our place in our stead" (p.13). In much biblical scholarship, the former answer is widely assumed: on the cross, Christ represents us, but it is a mistake to think that substitution occurs when Jesus dies. While not denying that the Bible can present Christ's death on the cross as an act of representation, in this slender volume Gathercole sets out to rehabilitate substitution. continue

Gospel of Glory

Article by   October 2015
Richard Bauckham. Gospel of Glory: Major Themes in Johannine Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015. xvii + 237 pp. $24.99The author dedicates this book to six great British Johannine scholars of the past. The reader should not expect, however, to find... continue

The Allure of Gentleness

Article by   October 2015
Dallas Willard, The Allure of Gentleness: Defending the Faith in the Manner of Jesus. Harper One, 2015. 208 pages, hardcover.  $26.99One of the most exciting developments of the last two decades has been the rapid growth--nay, explosion--of top-notch apologists who... continue

Marie Durand

Article by   September 2015
Simonetta Carr, Marie Durand. Christian Biographies for Young Readers. Grand Rapids, Michigan. Reformation Heritage Books. 64 pp. 2015. $17.99When you do a search on Amazon for "biographies for children," you find a list of books about people who are famous... continue

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