#34 – The Civil War as a Theological Crisis by Mark Noll (My 100 Favorite Books)

Following yesterday’s history of the Civil War, I include this shorter book focusing on the religious situation surrounding the war.  There is still debate and discussion about why the Civil War occurred.  Everyone living at the time knew why (slavery!) but afterwards there was a vested interest in the south to change the narrative.  Unfortunately, […]

#35 – Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson (My 100 Favorite Books)

If you’re a fan of history, this is an absolutely brilliant history of the Civil War.  That said, McPherson begins the story in 1844 (where What Hath God Wrought, #65 on my list, left off).  The first chapter tells of the lead up to the war.  I wish the first chapter were published as a […]

Favorite Books Read in 2014

Its a few days late, but better late then never. 1. After Virtue by Alasdair Macintyre 2. The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending the Bible Has Made us Unable to Read it by Peter Enns 3. How (Not) to be Secular by James K.A. Smith 4. Paul and the Faithfulness of God by NT […]

Recent Reads

I have now been a father for 11 days!  Yet, I have found some time to read!  Actually, holding baby Junia in one arm and a book in the other is quickly becoming my favorite thing. Some of these articles are quite old, I bookmarked them before Junia arrived. Do Christianity and Capitalism Clash? – […]