Jesus: A Theography (Review)

Christianity often looks like a lot of things.  Many people call themselves Christians and "Christian" as an adjective is slapped onto all sorts of ideologies.  I have met people who think the term is so watered down that it has little meaning anymore.  What is "Christianity"? A simple answer - if it looks like Jesus,…

Ten Christians Everyone Should Know (Review)

The title, 1o Christians Everyone Should Know, immediately caught my eye.  I enjoy biographies so I figured a book highlighting ten important Christians would be right up my alley.   With a good knowledge of church history, I thought I could guess at least a few of the persons who would be included: probably Athanasius…

A Faith Not Worth Fighting For (Review)

Should a Christian ever use violence? It is a question that will not fail to draw a passionate response from people.  For many Christians there is no doubt about it, of course there are times when violence is justified.  To suggest otherwise is to risk being called a "wishy-washy liberal" or something even worse.  Yet…

The Mind Matters (or, not everyone leaves Christianity because Christians are jerks)

Why do people leave the Christian faith?  The answer often given is that there is some fault in the Christian community: Christians are judgmental. Christians are old-fashioned.   Christians are not nice. Christians are anti-everything Certainly it is true that many people become disillusioned with faith because of bad experiences with Christians. But not everybody.…