The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel by Moshe Halbertal and Stephen Holmes Review

Politics in the Hands of Sinners

"Untying politics from its very own idolizing and idealizing tendencies, this book is about what happens when politics, as it often does, goes wrong, and dutifully shows what traits need to be deployed to analyze and take political depravity seriously. That alone speaks to its relevance for today."

A Review of Mindfulness and Christianity by Tim Stead

"Mindfulness and Christian Spirituality is a worthwhile contribution, offering insights on the interplay between the two that will likely prove most useful to Christians who are looking for a new way to enliven a spiritual life that has become staid and stagnant."
God's Not Dead and the Unbelievers: Very Different Movies That Are Exactly The Same by Micah Wimmer

God's Not Dead and the Unbelievers: Very Different Movies That Are Exactly The Same

" Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel once wrote that there are no proofs for the God of Israel, only witnesses. For him, faith is not something to be deduced, but something that we intuit, not a piece of knowledge, but an attitude towards life that allows us to perceive the grandeur of existence, standing in awe of that which is beyond our grasp. When we talk about our belief, we must perceive this wonder inherent to our world, becoming witnesses of a God who we cannot prove, but only believe in."
Crucifixion of the Warrior God by Gregory A. Boyd Review

A Review of Gregory Boyd's Crucifixion of the Warrior God

"Did Jesus ever command genocide, violence, and war? The answer, of course, is no. Then why does the Bible depict God as doing so? If we take Jesus seriously as the representation of God’s purposes, embodying love, how does that fact square with all these other, less savory, portraits of God in the Bible?"
The Sexual and the Sacred: Bradley Hathaway's Flesh Eater

The Sexual and the Sacred: Bradley Hathaway's Flesh Eater

"The struggles he sings of are universal, applicable to all, as we wrestle with our worst impulses and the desire to overcome them, while also giving in more than we would like."