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Cross Vision, Violence, and the Warrior God

The best book I read all year was Greg Boyd’s The Crucifixion of the Warrior God. Two huge volumes dealing with the smiting verses in the Old Testament and offering a fresh way of viewing them through the non-violent work of Christ on the cross, our fullest revelation of God. Loved reading this book but…

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The Women Who Blogged and Brought a Heresy To It’s Knees.

How fitting that an unorthodox theological position running rampant for 30 years in evangelicalism, namely the complementarian doctrine of a hierarchically ordered Trinity based on authority/submission (ESS – Eternal Subordination of the Son) that has given rise to patriarchy, misogyny, clerical abuse by arrogant bully New Calvinist pastors, the silencing of women, the problematic ESV…

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Afternoon tea with Douglas Campbell

Just finished a nice cuppa with Douglas Campbell of Duke Divinity School. Douglas is the author of a whopping 1200 page book called “The Deliverance of God” which Tom Wright says will take readers breath away and, according to one reviewer,  “some enthusiastic readers proclaim Campbell’s book as potentially the most high-impact work on Paul…

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Challies and Perriman on the existence of hell

Sunday theological conversation that requires a cup of tea and an armchair:  Tim Challies kicks off a series on hell. Andrew Perriman responds.  Tim Challies concludes with his final post  and Andrew Perriman gives a  summary response. There might be some more posts in the middle but the book-ends are worth a read. Last year, when the talk revolved around…

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Book: Economics of Good and Evil

“Sedlacek’s groundbreaking work promises to change the way we calculate economic value.” Harvard I just started reading a FABULOUS BOOK called Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street. I love it! It might be my best book of 2011. Although, if I am honest, most books I have…

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A Farmer’s Search for a Theology of the Land

We are driving today to the farm of John Riddell in Petworth, England. John says we can stay there for the next week and use his barn for some meetings tomorrow. Cool!! John Riddell is a Christian farmer who has done a lot of thinking about a theology of the land. “Did the Bible offer…

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