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The Significance Of Story: A Review Of On Reading Well, Shelbi Gesch Oct 2019

The Significance Of Story: A Review Of On Reading Well, Shelbi Gesch

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"In reading Prior’s book, I was given a fresh view on books I’d already read, and was encouraged even more to read those I hadn’t, despite the abounding spoilers."

Posting about the book On Reading Well from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-significance-of-story-a-review-of-on-reading-well/


Book Review Of Faiths Of The Founding Fathers, Davison M. Douglas Sep 2019

Book Review Of Faiths Of The Founding Fathers, Davison M. Douglas

Davison M. Douglas

No abstract provided.


Faith Lived Out In Love For Community: A Review Of In Search Of Common Good, Justin Bailey Sep 2019

Faith Lived Out In Love For Community: A Review Of In Search Of Common Good, Justin Bailey

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"Meador’s book is about the possibility of common life amid contemporary fragmentation."

Posting about the book In Search of Common Good from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/faith-lived-out-in-love-for-community-a-review-of-in-search-of-common-good/


Seeing Family In The Light Of The Cross: A Review Of The Storm-Tossed Family, Erin Olson Aug 2019

Seeing Family In The Light Of The Cross: A Review Of The Storm-Tossed Family, Erin Olson

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"The deep and yet practical insights included in this book can provide valuable direction for families, but also is a 'must-read' for pastors, counselors, and anyone who works within the church."

Posting about the book The Storm-Tossed Family from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/seeing-family-in-the-light-of-the-cross-a-review-of-the-storm-tossed-family/


Defending The Marital Sphere: A Review Of Church, State, And Family, Donald Roth Aug 2019

Defending The Marital Sphere: A Review Of Church, State, And Family, Donald Roth

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"Witte draws deeply on history, theology, and philosophy to articulate a robust conception of family that we could benefit from adopting."

Posting about the book Church, State, and Family from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/defending-the-marital-sphere-a-review-of-church-state-and-family/


Christian Justice: A Review Of Becoming A Just Church, Abby M. Foreman Jul 2019

Christian Justice: A Review Of Becoming A Just Church, Abby M. Foreman

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"For anyone who belongs to a local congregation, this book will challenge you to reflect on your church’s approach and orientation to the community and to justice."

Posting about the book Becoming a Just Church from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/christian-justice-a-review-of-becoming-a-just-church/


Rhetoric In The Worship And Witness Of The Church: A Review Of Seasoned Speech, Scott Culpepper Jul 2019

Rhetoric In The Worship And Witness Of The Church: A Review Of Seasoned Speech, Scott Culpepper

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Seasoned Speech contains a convincing appeal for Christians to take seriously the role of rhetoric in framing Christian life and witness, both individually and corporately."

Posting about the book Seasoned Speech from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/rhetoric-in-the-worship-and-witness-of-the-church-a-review-of-seasoned-speech/


Technology Unleashed: A Review Of Transhumanism And The Image Of God, Sam Ashmore Jun 2019

Technology Unleashed: A Review Of Transhumanism And The Image Of God, Sam Ashmore

Staff Work

"As Christians we must realize technology’s formation capability, reflect on it, and consider our relationship with technology."

Posting about the book Transhumanism and the Image of God from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/technology-unleashed-a-review-of-transhumanism-and-the-image-of-god/


The Logic Of Limitations: A Review Of The Common Rule, Justin Bailey Jun 2019

The Logic Of Limitations: A Review Of The Common Rule, Justin Bailey

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Earley sets forth a rule of life for our distracted world: four daily habits and four weekly habits. Four habits focus on loving God; four habits focus on loving neighbor."

Posting about the book The Common Rule from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-logic-of-limitations-a-review-of-the-common-rule/


Deconstructing Purity Culture: A Review Of Pure, Erin Olson Jun 2019

Deconstructing Purity Culture: A Review Of Pure, Erin Olson

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"So how can we teach kids to respect and protect and value their sexuality without leading to feelings of shame and guilt around their normal urges and impulses?"

Posting about the book Pure from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/deconstructing-purity-culture-a-review-of-pure/


Why The Words We Use To Describe Faith Matter: A Review Of Learning To Speak God From Scratch, Kayt E. Frisch May 2019

Why The Words We Use To Describe Faith Matter: A Review Of Learning To Speak God From Scratch, Kayt E. Frisch

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"God has gifted us with language—both to communicate with each other and (more importantly) to communicate with us through the written sacred texts."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book Learning to Speak God from Scratch from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/why-the-words-we-use-to-describe-faith-matter-a-review-of-learning-to-speak-god-from-scratch/


Putting Grace Back In The Doctrines: A Review Of Humble Calvinism, Justin Bailey Apr 2019

Putting Grace Back In The Doctrines: A Review Of Humble Calvinism, Justin Bailey

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"Collin Hansen describes the popular resurgence of Calvinist doctrine in the first decade of the twentieth century in three words: young, restless, and Reformed."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book Humble Calvinism from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/putting-grace-back-in-the-doctrines-a-review-of-humble-calvinism/


Comfort In The Canons: A Review Of Saving The Reformation, Donald Roth Apr 2019

Comfort In The Canons: A Review Of Saving The Reformation, Donald Roth

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"The centerpiece of this book is the Canons themselves, presented 400 years later in a translation that makes them feel as vital as they were when they were first composed."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book Saving the Reformation from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/comfort-in-the-canons-a-review-of-saving-the-reformation/


A Cordial Reply To Matthew Tuininga, Keith Sewell Mar 2019

A Cordial Reply To Matthew Tuininga, Keith Sewell

Pro Rege

Editor's Note: This article is Dr. Keith Sewell's rejoinder to an ongoing, friendly debate between himself and Dr. Matthew Tuininga, a debate that began with Sewell's review of Tuininga's book, Calvin's Political Theology and the Public Engagement of the Church: Christ's Two Kingdoms (Cambridge U. Press, 2017) in Pro Rege 46:3 (March 2018).


Christian Hospitality And Muslim Immigration In An Age Of Fear (Book Review), Abby M. Foreman Mar 2019

Christian Hospitality And Muslim Immigration In An Age Of Fear (Book Review), Abby M. Foreman

Pro Rege

Reviewed Title: Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear by Matthew Kaemingk. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2018. 296 pp. ISBN: 9780802874580.


Christian Hospitality And Muslim Immigration In An Age Of Fear (Book Review), Jan Van Vliet Mar 2019

Christian Hospitality And Muslim Immigration In An Age Of Fear (Book Review), Jan Van Vliet

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

Reviewed Title: Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear by Matthew Kaemingk. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2018. 296 pp. ISBN: 9780802874580.


Finding Purpose In The Clutter: A Review Of The Minimalist Home, Kayt E. Frisch Feb 2019

Finding Purpose In The Clutter: A Review Of The Minimalist Home, Kayt E. Frisch

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Two years in to minimalism, my family has no desire to go back to our old way of life."

Posting about the book The Minimalist Home from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/finding-purpose-in-the-clutter-a-review-of-the-minimalist-home/


Book Review: Apologia Pro Beata Maria Virgine: John Henry Newman’S Defence Of The Virgin Mary In Catholic Doctrine And Piety, Matthew C. Ogilvie Jan 2019

Book Review: Apologia Pro Beata Maria Virgine: John Henry Newman’S Defence Of The Virgin Mary In Catholic Doctrine And Piety, Matthew C. Ogilvie

Theology Papers and Journal Articles

Book Review: No abstract available.


The Church's Response To Changing Culture: A Review Of "Future Faith", Robert Lancaster Nov 2018

The Church's Response To Changing Culture: A Review Of "Future Faith", Robert Lancaster

Staff Work

"Congregations may die, and denominations may wither; but the Church of Jesus Christ will stand strong."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-churchs-response-to-changing-culture-a-review-of-future-faith/


Focus On Friendship: A Review Of "Why Can't We Be Friends?", Erin Olson Oct 2018

Focus On Friendship: A Review Of "Why Can't We Be Friends?", Erin Olson

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"Christians typically assume that the best way to avoid this temptation of engaging in sexual impurity is to avoid anything even resembling friendship with someone of the opposite sex. Byrd, however, argues that avoidance is not purity; it is simply avoidance."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book Why Can't We Be Friends? from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/focus-on-friendship-a-review-of-why-cant-we-be-friends/


American Christians: A Review Of "The Redemptive Self", Donald Roth Sep 2018

American Christians: A Review Of "The Redemptive Self", Donald Roth

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"This book holds up an important mirror to the culture that should be both a comforting affirmation and a deep challenge to American Christians."

Posting about the book The Redemptive Self from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/american-christians-a-review-of-the-redemptive-self/


The Ins And Outs Of Marriage: A Review Of "Mutual By Design", Erin Olson Sep 2018

The Ins And Outs Of Marriage: A Review Of "Mutual By Design", Erin Olson

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Mutual by Design: A Better Model of Christian Marriage provides a broad overview of marriage, starting with Biblical interpretations on the idea of marriage and gender roles and ending with discussions on subjects like headship, abuse, and divorce."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book Mutual by Design from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-ins-and-outs-of-marriage-a-review-of-mutual-by-design/


How Evangelical Fears Paved The Way For Donald Trump: A Review Of "Believe Me", Scott Culpepper Sep 2018

How Evangelical Fears Paved The Way For Donald Trump: A Review Of "Believe Me", Scott Culpepper

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"Believe Me chronicles the story of evangelical political engagement in American history and seeks to come to grips with the stark paradox of evangelical support for a president whose character falls so short of their professed ideals."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book Believe Me from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/how-evangelical-fears-paved-the-way-for-donald-trump-a-review-of-believe-me/


Review Of: J. Denny Weaver, God Without Violence: Following A Nonviolent God In A Violent World, Brian Stiltner Aug 2018

Review Of: J. Denny Weaver, God Without Violence: Following A Nonviolent God In A Violent World, Brian Stiltner

Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications

In God Without Violence, Mennonite theologian J. Denny Weaver ‘proposes new motifs for Christology and atonement’ and ‘highlights new versions of Christian practice’ based in ‘the nonviolence of God who is revealed in the life and work of Jesus’ (pp. 197–98). Weaver wrote this book to be a popular version of his previous books on atonement theology, accessible to church study groups and college classes.

Weaver, J.D. (2016). God without violence: Following a nonviolent God in a violent world. Eugene, OR: Cascade.


Bearing Witness In A Tldr World: A Review Of "Disruptive Witness", Justin Bailey Jul 2018

Bearing Witness In A Tldr World: A Review Of "Disruptive Witness", Justin Bailey

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"In a world full of noise, TLDR is emblematic of our society’s short attention span."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book Disruptive Witness from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/bearing-witness-in-a-tldr-world-a-review-of-disruptive-witness/


The Past Speaks To The Present: A Review Of "Demanding Liberty", Scott Culpepper Jul 2018

The Past Speaks To The Present: A Review Of "Demanding Liberty", Scott Culpepper

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Brandon O’Brien’s Demanding Liberty reintroduces us to a forgotten hero who deserves to be remembered and emulated."

Posting about the book Demanding Liberty: An Untold Story of American Religious Freedom from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-past-speaks-to-the-present-a-review-of-demanding-liberty/


Interpreting Scripture Through Mystery, Doubt, And Ancient Lit: A Review Of "Inspired", Kayt E. Frisch Jun 2018

Interpreting Scripture Through Mystery, Doubt, And Ancient Lit: A Review Of "Inspired", Kayt E. Frisch

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"In her new book, Inspired, popular blogger Rachel Held Evans engagingly wrestles in reconciling the difficult passages in the Old Testament with the overarching message of the Bible."

Posting about the book Inspired from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/interpreting-scripture-through-mystery-doubt-ancient-lit-a-review-of-inspired/


Loving Our Neighbors: A Review Of "The Gospel Comes With A House Key", Emily Rowe Jun 2018

Loving Our Neighbors: A Review Of "The Gospel Comes With A House Key", Emily Rowe

Staff Work

"Have we authentically shared the gospel in ways that people can hear, see, touch, and taste? Has 'loving our neighbors' been genuinely, substantially, and sacrificially practiced?"

Posting about the book The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/loving-our-neighbors-a-review-of-the-gospel-comes-with-a-house-key/


A Review Of Robert Sweetman's Tracing The Lines: Spiritual Exercise And The Gesture Of Christian Scholarship, Calvin Seerveld Jun 2018

A Review Of Robert Sweetman's Tracing The Lines: Spiritual Exercise And The Gesture Of Christian Scholarship, Calvin Seerveld

Pro Rege

Reviewed Title: Tracing the Lines: Spiritual Exercise and the Gesture of Christian Scholarship by Robert Sweetman. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2016. 177 pp. ISBN: 9781498296830


Movies Are Prayers (Book Review), Joshua Matthews Apr 2018

Movies Are Prayers (Book Review), Joshua Matthews

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"I think that Josh Larsen believes that movies can be important imaginative visions, but he goes one step further."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book Movies are Prayers from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/movies-are-prayers-book-review/