Category Archives: Books

The Wonderful Cross: Substitution, Part 3

Some will say, “How is this just?” This is yet another critique of the cross. Some want to point at the substitutionary death of Jesus as evidence that God is not just. Otherwise, they argue, how could He allow an … Continue reading

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Joshua Chatraw’s “Telling a Better Story”

I just finished reading an excellent book by Joshua D. Chatraw entitled, Telling a Better Story: How to Talk About God in a Skeptical Age. Chatraw is the executive director for the Center for Public Christianity and the theologian in … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: The Passover Lamb, Part 2

One way to think about the cross is to ask the question: What problem does the cross solve? From the very beginning, the Bible declares that our predicament is so great that only God can resolve the problem. The cross … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: A Bibliography

For this series, we’ll be spending a lot of time in the gospels as well as the epistles in the New Testament. But I will also be interacting with a couple of key resources along the way, some scholarly works … Continue reading

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My Book Hall of Fame

I decided to cull together a list of the most essential and influential books I’ve ever read. Pretty daunting, I’ll admit, but it’s a task made easier by the fact that I’ve been keeping an annual list of the best … Continue reading

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Best Books 2021

Every year I set myself a goal to read 52 books — one per week. It’s a pretty ambitious goal and most years I fall short. 2019 was a personal high mark; I actually read 62 books that year. Last … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2020

Each year I set myself a goal to read 52 books — one per week. Most years I don’t hit the mark, but it’s a worthy goal nonetheless. Last year, I crushed it by reading 62 books. Believe it or … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned: Slow Down, Part 2

Believe it or not, our busyness is one of the great threats to our spiritual lives. In his book Soul Keeping, John Ortberg tells of a time when he was weary and frazzled and exhausted. His ministry was expanding, his … Continue reading

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eBook on Cancel Culture

One of the more disturbing trends we’ve seen of late is the rise of what has been labeled our “cancel culture.” It’s a manipulation tool utilized by both the right and the left to suppress free speech. Anyone who dissents … Continue reading

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God and the Pandemic by N.T. Wright

I recently finished God and the Pandemic by N.T. Wright, with the tagline: “A Christian reflection on the Coronavirus and its aftermath.” I highly recommend it both for Christian and non-Christian audiences. As always, Wright is a wise and biblically-informed … Continue reading

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