Category Archives: Theology

Review: ‘Brand Luther’

Brand Luther: How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe–and Started the Protestant Reformation (2015) 400 pages $20.00 https://www.amazon.com/Brand-Luther-Unheralded-Europe-Reformation/dp/1594204969 The original subtitle of this book was much shorter: Brand … Continue reading

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Review: Martin Luther: The Christian between God and Death

Martin Luther: The Christian between God and Death, by Richard Marius (576 pages, Belknap/Harvard (2004) https://www.amazon.com/Martin-Luther-Christian-between-Death/dp/067400387X I read this book when it was first published and I really enjoyed it, so I recently bought the paperback edition and read it again. … Continue reading

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Christian Zionism vs The Bible

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The Judgment of Jonah

“That the conversion which God accepts is an interested one is self-evident. Every conversion is interested. Who can dare to say that his own life and death are of no concern to him? What ridiculous idealism would make us so … Continue reading

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Can you imagine following Jesus apart from your politics?

From Keith Giles’ blog… As we look forward to the release of my new book, “Jesus Untangled: Crucifying Our Politics to Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb” on Jan. 20th, here’s a quick test to find out how entangled you are and … Continue reading

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Revelation and the End of All Things

I’ve finished reading Craig Koester’s book Revelation and the End of All Things and I thought I would share my opinion of his book. I really enjoyed this book. I found it to be both informative and edifying. Oftentimes books written by … Continue reading

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The Ecclesiastical Text

The Ecclesiastical Text Now that I’m “Back to the Bible”, so to speak, I’m re-examining some of the textual criticism issues I studied over 20 years ago. I read Theodore Letis’ book “The Ecclesiastical Text” 20 years ago, and I … Continue reading

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