Relational Spirituality – Book Review

In Young Life we value relationships…. a lot. Relationships are a key aspect of our methodology. We go where kids are at and build personal relationships with them. We earn the right to share the good news of Jesus. We personally invite kids to respond to the gospel and walk in friendship with them regardlessContinue reading “Relational Spirituality – Book Review”

Books Read in 2020

By now it’s a tradition: at the end of each year I post all the books that I finished reading during year.  Here are all the books I read in 2020. Some are brand spanking new books. Others are older books. This year’s total is…. *drumroll please*: 64 Books Read in 2020 So what was my favoriteContinue reading “Books Read in 2020”

Analyzing Doctrine Book Panel

November 30, 2020Virtual Meeting via AAR/SBL Registration 4:00 – 5:30 PM (EST) Analyzing Doctrine Book Panel Last year marks the ten-year anniversary of the publication of Michael Rea and Oliver Crisp’s book, Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology. While, arguably, analytic theology had been done prior to this book, this edited volume gaveContinue reading “Analyzing Doctrine Book Panel”

Review: Insider Jesus by William Dyrness

William Dyrness’s book, Insider Jesus, is an attempt to provide a theological framework for evaluating “insider movements.” He adopts Scott Moreau’s definition of insider movements as, “movements to obedient faith in Christ that remain integrated with or inside their natural community.” (Dyrness 2016, 133) While Dyrness does not attempt to evaluate insider movements he presentsContinue reading “Review: Insider Jesus by William Dyrness”

Review: Walking with the Poor

In Walking with the Poor, Bryan Myers presents theoretical background as well as practical direction for doing the work of “Transformational Development.” The book begins with a survey of scholarship regarding theories of development. From there Myers provides a biblical theology of development. This section surveys Roman Catholic thought on the topic before explaining howContinue reading “Review: Walking with the Poor”

Call for Papers: The Jonathan Edwards Miscellanies Companion, Volume 2

Call for Papers: The Miscellanies Companion, Volume 2 Call for Submissions Students and scholars are now invited to contribute essays for publication in The Miscellanies Companion, Volume 2, Foreword by Kenneth P. Minkema, Executive Director of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University. Click here for details about the previous Miscellanies Companion. Participants in this project must have at minimumContinue reading “Call for Papers: The Jonathan Edwards Miscellanies Companion, Volume 2”

Books Read in 2019

By now it’s a tradition: at the end of each year I post all the books that I finished reading during year.  Here are all the books I read in 2019. Some are brand spanking new books. Others are older books. The books published in 2019 are marked by an asterisk. There were a totalContinue reading “Books Read in 2019”

CFP: Theology and Spider-Man, Lexington Books/Fortress Academic (Proposal Due November 30, 2019)

Call for Papers: Theology and Spider-Man Volume Editor: George Tsakiridis, PhD Abstract and CV Due: November 30, 2019 Final Paper Due: May 1, 2020 He’s the classic superhero of the Marvel age: Spider-Man. Marvel comics wouldn’t be the titan of content it is without him. He’s been portrayed in multiple comic books, television series, and movies.Continue reading “CFP: Theology and Spider-Man, Lexington Books/Fortress Academic (Proposal Due November 30, 2019)”

Review: The Victory of the Cross – Salvation in Eastern Orthodoxy by James R. Payton Jr.

For many evangelicals Eastern Orthodoxy is compelling, if not for its seemingly evangelical convictions (contrasted with “Rome”), but for the fact that for many it remains a rather mysterious entity. Thus, introductions to Orthodoxy written for Protestant or evangelical audiences abound. [Sidenote: Why aren’t more of these kinds of introductions being written about Roman Catholicism?]Continue reading “Review: The Victory of the Cross – Salvation in Eastern Orthodoxy by James R. Payton Jr.”

Communion and Otherness

In Communion and Otherness, John Zizioulas expands and elaborates upon ideas that were presented in Being and Communion. What sets this book from the earlier book is that instead of focusing on how communion is related to being he focuses on how otherness is related to being – what ties together communion and otherness isContinue reading “Communion and Otherness”