Browsing All Posts filed under »Bible«

The Evolution of Adam | Notes & Review

August 29, 2016


Peter Enns. The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say About Human Origins. Brazos Press, 2012. (172 pages) Gospel Coalition review by John Collins; The Aquila Report by Rachel Miller; Direction review by John Brubacher; Disoriented. Reoriented review; Huffington Post blog post by Peter Enns; Answers in Genesis response by Lee Anderson, […]

The Sin of Certainty | Notes & Review

June 2, 2016


Peter Enns. The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires our Trust More Than Our “Correct” Beliefs. HarperOne, 2016. (230 pages) Chapter 1 – I Don’t Know What I Believe Anymore My soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol. – Psalm 88:3 Thanks for Nothing, Walt Disney I’ve come to accept […]

A Letter To My Congregation | Notes & Critical Review

May 13, 2016


Ken Wilson. A Letter To My Congregation: An evangelical pastor’s path to embracing people who are gay, lesbian and transgender into the company of Jesus. Read The Spirit Books, 2004. (196 pages) Dedication Foreword Preface The book you hold is a passionate and courageous argument. Many people will not like it. But they should read […]

Hellbound? | Review

December 21, 2015


Will not the Judge of all the earth do right? – Genesis 18:25 Hellbound? Kevin Miller, 2012. For many people, belief in hell as a place of eternal torment for the wicked is an indisputable tenet of Christian orthodoxy. In their view, rejecting or modifying this belief is tantamount to rejecting Christianity, itself. But a […]

God And The Gay Christian | Notes & Critical Review

October 23, 2015


Matthew Vines. God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. Convergent Books, 2014. (213 pages) Reclaiming Our Light – an Introduction My core argument in this book is not simply that some Bible passages have been misinterpreted and others have been given undue weight. My larger argument is this: Christians […]

How To Read The Bible | Notes & Review

April 16, 2015


Harvey Cox. How To Read The Bible. HarperOne, 2015. (257 pages)   HarperCollins page; Jonathan Merritt, Religion News Service; Introduction I think my personal history with the Bible as unfolding in three stages THE NARRATIVE STAGE THE HISTORICAL STAGE THE SPIRITUAL STAGE …what I learned in the jail cell is that the Bible is something […]

Bible, Gender, Sexuality | Notes, Review, & Reflections

February 14, 2015


James V. Brownson. Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships. Eerdmans, 2013. (300 pages) Jim Brownson’s blog. Reviews: Paul Chalpin, Englewood; Andrew Goddard, Kirby Liang Institute; Matt Rogers; An Uncommon Grace; Nate Claiborne; Robin Parry; Greg Carey, Huffington Post; think Christian; CanyonWalker; Sacred Tension interview pt.1, pt. 2; Wesley Hill, The Living […]