Archives For Theology

 

A Confident Trust in the
Sovereign Purposes of God

 
A Brief Review of 

Change for the First Time, Again:
A Story of Change and How Change is our Story
Scott Lencke

Paperback: Resource Publications, 2016.
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Reviewed by Jessica Hudson
 
 
This most recent publication of work by author Scott Lencke is without doubt the most enjoyable paperback I have sat down to digest in a number of years. It is just the book I want to have with a cup of my favorite coffee in my most comfortable chair. Indeed, the further in it I read, the more I felt the impression that I might as well be sitting across a table in a pub with the author, comfortably sharing our stories together.

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Yesterday (May 10th) marked the birthday of theologian Karl Barth!

In honor of the occasion we offer the following rare video clips of him discussing theology…

*** Books by Karl Barth ***

 
 

1 – On the Confessing Church

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Persistent, Attentive Cultivation
 
A Review of 

Garden In The East:
The Spiritual Life of the Body
.

Angela Doll Carlson

Paperback: Ancient Faith, 2016.
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Reviewed by Michelle Van Loon

 

I’ve spent more than four decades bouncing around Evangelicalism. The movement, disparate as it can be, has been remarkably effective at proclaiming to me that faith resides primarily in my mind  (what I think) and in my heart (what I feel).

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The Faith of a Wanderer

A Feature Review of 

The Gospel According to Star Trek: The Original Crew
Kevin Neece

Paperback: Cascade Books, 2016
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Reviewed by Rob O’Lynn

 

“Space…the final frontier.”  For over 50 years—five decades—that phrase has gathered generations of fans around their televisions and in the cinemas to join in the ongoing mission of the starship Enterprise as it seeks out new life and new civilizations, as it boldly goes where no one has gone before!  Wow, I am getting chills just typing it out.

Culturally speaking, Star Trek is at the pinnacle.  It has survived cancellations, mockumentaries and a bottomed-out fan base, only to become an endearing icon on the cultural landscape.  There are countless streams in which the Enterprise sails: television and films, merchandising, publishing, discography (of which the most awesome is this album), and, of course, conventions.  To be quite poignant, Star Trek has gone where, culturally, no one had gone before.

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Here are a some excellent theology* books that will be released this month:

* broadly interpreted, including ethics, church history, biblical studies, and other areas that intersect with theology

  

Beyond the Modern Age: An Archaeology of Contemporary Culture

Bob Goudzwaard /
Craig Bartholomew

IVP Academic
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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(Walter Brueggemann, Gerhard Lohink, Reza Aslan, Poetry, MORE)

 

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#1:
Prophetic Imagination: Revised Edition

Walter Brueggemann

*** $4.99 ***

 

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Saturday April 29 is the birthday of theologian Willie James Jennings!

 
Watch for our review of his new commentary on Acts in our Fall 2017 magazine issue…

Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible
Willie James Jennings

Hardback:  WJK Books, 2017.
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Listen to a great interview that Jennings did
with the LA Review of Books’ Marginalia podcast:

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What has Bioregionalism
to Do with Discipleship?

 
A Feature Review of 

Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice
Ched Myers

Paperback: Cascade Books, 2016
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Reviewed by James Matichuk
 
 

This review originally appeared on the reviewer’s blog.
Reprinted with permission. 
*** Visit his blog for many other insightful reviews!

Early Christians asked themselves, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” wondering about the relationship between the Christian faith and pagan philosophy. Today many Christians raise a similar question: “What does my faith have to do with the environment?” Western Christianity has imbibed a functional Docetism since Constantine, placing salvation outside of creation’s realm. We’ve also been bequeathed the medieval Doctrine of Discovery, and Industrialization’s anthropological assumption which has enabled colonization and the exploitation of our natural resources (5-6). We’ve commodified our land and resources and a major divide continually grows between our Christian faith and our lived environments. We are now at a critical juncture in which human persons are making a major impact on our world. It is time to re-place Christian discipleship within our ecosystems.

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The 12 volumes of  Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works
that are available in Kindle editions are
on sale now for $4.99 each!!!

 

These ebooks are on sale as part of
the HUGE Fortress Press promotion…

800+ titles for $4.99 or LESS!!!

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Volume 1
Sanctorum Communio: A Theological Study of the Sociology of the Church, translation of Sanctorum Communio: Eine dogmatische Untersuchung zur Soziologie der Kirche
Only available in Print ]
 
 
Volume 2
Act and Being: Transcendental Philosophy and Ontology in Systematic Theology, translation of Akt und Sein: Transzendentalphilosophie und Ontologie in der systematischen Theologie
 
Kindle Edition: $4.99  [ Buy Now ]
 
 
Volume 3
Creation and Fall,
translation of Schöpfung und Fall
 
Kindle Edition: $4.99  [ Buy Now ]
 
 
 
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What the Bible REALLY Says
about Science

 
A Review of 

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes!
Denis Lamoureux

Paperback: Zondervan, 2016
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Reviewed by Emily McGowin
 
 
Denis Lamoureux is Associate Professor of Science and Religion at St. Joseph’s College in the University of Alberta. He holds a Ph.D. in theology, a Ph.D. in biology, and a D.D.S., Doctor of Dental Surgery. Lamoureux is the author of Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution; I Love Jesus and I Accept Evolution; and Darwinism Defeated? The Johnson-Lamoureux Debate on Biological Origins. At one time, Lamoureux was a passionate promoter of young earth creationism (YEC), eager to expose evolution as an elaborate deception. But, in the process of obtaining his Ph.D. in theology, Lamoureux found his assumptions about the Bible—especially what it does and doesn’t teach—challenged and ultimately up-ended. He embarked on a journey to figure out what the Bible really says about science. Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes! is a distillation of Lamoureux’s conclusions and his attempt to help others along the same journey.

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