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A Short Review of Hans Boersma, Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry

A while back I read the book Heavenly Participation, by Hans Boersma. I really enjoyed it and found it helpful. Here’s the gist:

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A Short Review of Roland Allen, Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours?

Here is a short review of Roland Allen’s classic book, Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours? (Paternoster, 1912). (You can find it for free on archive.org.) Allen (1868-1947) was an Anglican missionary to China who was forced to leave because … Continue reading

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Review of Seven Marks of a New Testament Church, by David Alan Black

A few months ago I re-read Seven Marks of a New Testament Church, by David Alan Black. Since he is my doctoral supervisor and I worked for him for four years, this was not my first time hearing his ideas. … Continue reading

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Book Review: “God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible” by Vaughan Roberts

In this book, Vaughan Roberts gives the reader a simple introduction to Biblical theology. As the title suggests, he traces the storyline of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation using the theme of “God’s Kingdom.”

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Book Review: “Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church: A Guide for Ministry” by Michael Lawrence

In the book Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church, author Michael Lawrence wants to help pastors to apply the discipline of biblical theology in the day-to-day ministry of the church. His book is laid out in an introduction … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-shift that Changes Everything” by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne

The book The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-shift that Changes Everything is a helpful book on local church ministry that encourages the pastor to make disciple-making disciples. They suggest that to be a Christian is to be a … Continue reading

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D. A. Carson: “The Intolerance of Tolerance”

In light of our current social and political atmosphere, I thought I would be a good time to post some links on D. A. Carson’s book “The Intolerance of Tolerance.” He points out that the modern conception of tolerance has … Continue reading

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James K. A. Smith: “Desiring the Kingdom”

I had a book recommended to me recently that I found interesting. It is James K. A. Smith’s book “Desiring the Kingdom.” Smith teaches Philosophy at Calvin College, and while I haven’t read the book all the way through, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church by Gregg R. Allison

This book by Gregg Allison was an incredibly helpful volume. It was enjoyable to read, informative, and creative in its approach. The book is conservative in its theology, solidly evangelical and baptistic, and creative in its presentation.

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Book Review: “The Gospel for Real Life” by Jerry Bridges

The book The Gospel for Real Life by Jerry Bridges is a good beginning book on the gospel. In it Bridges expounds the many facets of the gospel in a way that is basic enough for a new believer and … Continue reading

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