Breaking the Idol of Certainty by Greg Boyd (Review)

I read a lot of books, but Breaking the Idol of Certainty by Greg Boyd might be the first book I've read where I found myself thinking that this is the sort of book I'd want to write. I felt like Greg was at times writing out my own thoughts. If you've ever struggled with doubt,…

The End of Apologetics (Review)

As I grew up in the church I had a lot of questions about things of faith.  It wasn't until I got to university that the need to find answers to such questions became much more pressing.  My discovery of "Christian apologetics" was incredibly helpful.  I was overjoyed to find books like Lee Strobel's Case…

Questioning Your Way to Faith – Review

Peter Kazmaier's first book was a gripping novel, The Halcyon Disclocation, that combined science fiction and fantasy with a bit of religion and philosophy thrown in.  I believe I referred to this book as Lewis-esque in my review a few months back.  When I saw that Peter was releasing another book, I thought it would…

Recent Reads – A few articles for your afternoon…

Is Christian Apologetics Secular and Unbiblical? "Penner’s thesis is thoughtful and provocative. He argues that the modern apologetic enterprise is no longer valid, in that tends toward an unbiblical and unchristian form of Christian witness and does not have the ability to attest truthfully to Christ in our postmodern context. Christians to need change their well-entrenched…

Exposing Myths About Christianity – Review

The subtitle of this book is "A Guide to Answering 145 Viral Lies and Legends."  Thus Russell has set quite a task for himself in claiming to provide answers to nearly 150 myths about Christianity.  He does provide answers, mostly quite good ones in my opinion (of course, I am just as biased as anyone).…

Frustrations with Christian Apologetics – We Need to Do Better

When I had questions about my faith as a college student, reading Christian apologetic books was incredibly helpful.  Working with college students now, answering questions about Christian faith is a central part of the ministry.  Apologetics serves a good purpose: tearing down barriers to faith and providing positive reasons for Christian faith. That said, I have become…

The Swedish Atheist, the Scuba Diver and Other Apologetic Rabbit Trails (A Review)

I want to start this review off in a very cheesy way, so here we go: If you only read one book on Christian apologetics this year, maybe even in your life, read this one! Yes, it is that good and I did enjoy it that much.  Come on, just reading the title of the…

Why Jesus? (A Review, or an apology for not liking the book to all my friends who are Ravi fans)

I read this book as part of a Goodreads group I am a member of.  Though I finished it over a week ago, I have not been able to write a review of it because I still cannot figure out what I think.  I should like it.  I work in campus ministry, my desire is…

The Mind and The Machine (Review)

Any book that combines a discussion of Raymond Kurzweil's theory of the coming singularity with analysis of the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien is probably going to be a good read.  Matthew Dickerson's The Mind and The Machine: What it Means to Be Human and Why it Matters does not disappoint.  Dickerson's basic question in the…