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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
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Book Review: When God Talks Back by Tanya Luhrmann

The subtitle of Tanya Luhrmann's When God Talks Back describes the book as an attempt to understand "the American Evangelical Relationship with God". Luhrmann's focus on "relationship with God" means that she is not trying to understand evangelicalism as a social-political movement or theological system,…
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February 2, 2014

Why Study Philosophy and Theology? A Gem from John Caputo