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None but Not Yet Done: Review of “The Twentysomething Soul”

Title: The Twentysomething Soul: Understanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American Young AdultsAuthor: Tim Clydesdale, Kathleen Garces-FoleyPublisher: Oxford University PressPublishing Date: August 2, 2019Pages: 256 (Hardcover)ISBN: 978-0190931353 There are 47 million twentysomethings in the United States. To make things easier, let us imagine them as represented by a group of…
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December 5, 2019
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The Logic of Limitations: A Review of “The Common Rule”

Title: The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction Author: Justin Whitmel EarleyPublisher: InterVarsity PressPublishing Date: February 19, 2019Pages: 160 (Paperback)ISBN: 978-0830845606 I once had a wise pastor tell me that while my twenties would be about learning what I can do, my thirties would be about learning what…
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June 13, 2019
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Putting Grace back in the Doctrines: A Review of “Humble Calvinism”

Title: Humble CalvinismAuthor: J.A. MeddersPublisher: The Good Book CompanyPublishing Date: March 1, 2019Pages: 128 pages (Paperback)ISBN: 978-1784983727 Collin Hansen describes the popular resurgence of Calvinist doctrine in the first decade of the twentieth century in three words: young, restless, and Reformed. “The New Calvinism,” identified at the time with leaders like…
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April 26, 2019
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Favorite Reads in 2016

I read 61 books in 2016. About half were for my academic work. About 20 were fiction. About 20 were audiobooks. I keep track of my reading on Goodreads. Here are the favorite books I read this year: Favorite Serious Novel: Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. I wrote a dissertation…
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December 30, 2016
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Four Favorite Books from 2014

I read about 70 books this year, including a little over 50 new books. Most of the new books were non-fiction (for my PhD studies), while the majority of my re-reads were fiction (e.g. Narnia, LOTR, Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice, the Brothers Karamazov). After a…
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December 27, 2014