A few days ago a car wash attendant saw the book Jesus the Temple in my hand and enthusiastically queried, “Hey, is that a book about Jesus?” I said, “Well, yes. It’s about the Jewish temple showing Jesus as a kind of new temple. It also highlights the historical, cultural,Continue Reading

Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith by Matthew Lee Anderson is an exceptionally good book. It covers a lot of ground and has much to say to us individually as members of Christ’s Body and corporately as the Body of Christ. I heartily recommend it (Hat tip toContinue Reading

Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith by Matthew Lee Anderson is a promising read. Given my recent rant here and here, I decided to dive into this new release and am hopeful it will provide a solid biblical framework in which to encourage a healthy “bodily” existence. Here’s a snippetContinue Reading

Currently reading Jesus the Temple by Nicholas Perrin. So far, I’m fascinated by Chapter 2! Product Description The ancient Jewish temple was not just a religious center–it was a totalizing institution, simultaneously seen as a place, a people, and a person. Many scholars maintain that it was the early ChristiansContinue Reading

The Mind and the Machine: What It Means to Be Human and Why It Matters by Matthew Dickerson is a good read. Although I thought it occasionally verbose, the contribution he makes to the discussion around humans being both physical and spiritual beings is important on many levels. One ofContinue Reading

“There is one very serious defect to my mind in Christ’s moral character, and that is that He believed in hell. I do not myself feel that any person who is really profoundly humane can believe in everlasting punishment.” Bertrand Russell, Why I am Not a Christian, p. 17 ScotContinue Reading

Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.” —LukeContinue Reading

Reading Paul Copan‘s fine book Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God has got me thinking. From a few chapters on topics that are seemingly unrelated (food and females), the same theme emerges from both: holiness. Allow me a moment to pull this together. ChaptersContinue Reading

UPDATE: For a fuller treatment of this book’s details, see here. One of the best classes I took while at Denver Seminary was a philosophy of science course under Dr. Alan Myatt, in which he assigned Thomas Kuhn’s now classic The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Kuhn’s book opened my eyesContinue Reading

The movie started out as an endearing story of a man who was deeply in love with his wife of 44 years. He was so in love with her that he could not imagine being “away from her.” Even though his wife’s Alzheimer’s had taken away her memory of theirContinue Reading