Shelf Life

Shelf Life

Jeffrey Waddington Articles
Robert J. Cara, Cracking the Foundation of the New Perspective on Paul: Covenantal Nomism Versus Reformed Covenantal Theology . Reformed Exegetical and Doctrinal Studies Series. Fearn, Ross-shire, UK: Christian Focus/Mentor, 2017. 312pp. Bibliography and indices. Paperback. $19.99. Admittedly the...
Malcolm Yarnell
James E. Dolezal, All That Is in God: Evangelical Theology and the Challenge of Classical Christian Theism (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2017) 176pp. , $13.50. Typically, when handed a new theology text, within a few minutes I will determine to read it sooner, read it later, or...
Scott Manetsch, Calvin's Company of Pastors , Oxford University Press, 2013. 428 pp. HB: $75 PB: $30 Of all the books that I have read in preparation for ministry none have been able to claim the title of personal favorite, until I read Calvin's Company of Pastors . This book has been out for...
Blair Smith
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. 4:16,...
Collin Garbarino
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) and War Room (2015). We've even had...
Timothy Gombis
Mark D. Nanos and Magnus Zetterholm (eds.), Paul Within Judaism: Restoring the First-Century Context to the Apostle . Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015 It is nearly forty years since the publication of E. P. Sanders's Paul and Palestinian Judaism (1977) initiated a revolution in Pauline studies...
Collin Garbarino
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 empathizes with the plight of those around...
W. Bradford Littlejohn, Richard Hooker: A Companion to His Life and Work . Cascade Books: Eugene, OR, 2015. $24.99 Littlejohn takes seriously the role defined for his book by its sub-titular label as a "companion" to the life and work of the sixteenth-century English divine Richard Hooker. He aims...
Sammy Rhodes
Meet the New American Dream, Same as the Old American Dream: Thoughts after seeing Joy Movies 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. A place to take in entire worldviews, sifting their...
Daniel M. Bell, Jr.
Nigel Biggar, In Defence of War . Oxford University Press, 2013. 361 pp. HB $55.00. PB $30.00 In this book, Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology and Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life at Oxford University, offers a collection of essays...