Category Archives: Books: Fiction and Non-Fiction Alike

“The Fault in Our Stars” Book Review

Synopsis:  When 16 year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster first meets Augustus Waters at a support group for “cancer kids,” she is terminally ill, clinically depressed and obsessed with her favorite novel, An Imperial Affliction. But as fate would have it, Augustus … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hearing Her Voice

John Dickson, Senior Minister in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney and Honorary Fellow of the Department of Ancient History, wrote a wonderful e-book Hearing Her Voice: A Case for Women Giving Sermons. As of the writing of this book review, … Continue reading

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Louie Giglio: Pastor and Cultural Provocateur

Over the past few weeks, Pastor Louie Giglio’s name has risen to the forefront of the cultural mainstream, as many of the talking heads on the political left and right have sought to interpret his intended involvement with the inaugural … Continue reading

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Top Ten Books Ryan Read in 2012 (Because Most of Them Were Assigned by Vanhoozer)

Here are ten books I read this past year provided in no particular order, with no pontificating on the nature of lists and the subjectivity of literary experience.

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Top Ten Books Scott Read in 2012

By nature, top ten lists are as personal as they are peculiar.  One man’s “great read” is another man’s doorstop, and vice versa.  Nevertheless, these often idiosyncratic lists are fun to compile.  For in the assembling of the list, one … Continue reading

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“Humilitas”: A Saturday Afternoon Book Review

Today, I would like to introduce the “Saturday Afternoon Book Review,” a new series highlighting little-known books that offer valuable and often challenging insights into subjects that are sorely in need of genuine theological reflection.  I begin with John Dickson’s … Continue reading

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“Modern Family,” the “F-bomb,” and Rise of Language in the Evangelical Sub-Culture.

In the interest of full disclosure: I don’t watch Modern Family.  I’ve seen it twice, and honestly, I just didn’t find it to be all that funny.  And if a comedy wants my attention for 30 minutes every single week, … Continue reading

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