Archive for the ‘In Review’ Category

At-A-Glance: “Bible Study Anywhere” w/ Mark Driscoll

Summary Bible Study Magazine‘s most recent feature article “Bible Study Anywhere” is an easy read with some good insights for people wanting to develop good bible study habits.* Like George Whitefield preaching in the fields of New England, Mark Driscoll is gathering a harvest of believers...
March 10th, 2009 | Evangelicals, In Review, Religion | Read More

In Review:
Prince Caspian

“All war movies are antiwar movies,” opined Francis Ford Coppola, “in that they describe horrible incidents and the most profound thing of all, to lose a young person.” This truism has ended with the latest film installment of the Narnia Chronicles. Not only is Prince Caspian...
May 21st, 2008 | In Review | Read More

Ad Hoc Review #4

Iron Man {movie} – The world of comics books is dominated by two publishing houses–DC and Marvel–each with its own unique universe of superheroes. But while they rarely converge, the DC and Marvel universes often mirror one another. Take, for example, two of the most intriguing characters. In...
May 7th, 2008 | In Review | Read More

Ad Hoc Review #3

Expelled {Documentary} – Ben Stein’s new documentary Expelled is a Rorschach test for revealing people’s true feelings about intellectual freedom. Not surprising, many people–especially academic and media elites–loathe the film. While these groups often claim to value freedom...
April 23rd, 2008 | Culture, Film, In Review, Intelligent Design | Read More

Ad Hoc Review #2

Os Guinness, The Case for Civility {Nonfiction} – In his latest book, Os Guinness offers a modest proposal for restoring civility in America as a way to foster civility around the world. For decades, the China-born British expatriate has been one of evangelicalism’s leading intellectuals...
April 16th, 2008 | In Review | Read More

Ad Hoc Review #1

N. T. Wright, The Last Word [books] — N.T. Wright, the Bishop of Durham in the Church of England, is one of the most brilliant and prolific New Testament scholars in the world. Unfortunately, he is also viewed as one of the most controversial because of his association with the “New Perspective...
April 10th, 2008 | Culture, In Review | Read More

60 Second Review:
The Irrational Atheist

The Book: The Irrational Atheist: Dissecting the Unholy Trinity of Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens by Vox Day :10 — The Gist: Maybe I should let Day explain the purpose: “I’m not trying to convince you that God exists. I’m not trying to convince you to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord...
February 29th, 2008 | In Review | Read More

60 Second Review:
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible

The Book: The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible by Robert J. Hutchinson :10 — The Gist: Religious writer Robert Hutchinson defends the Bible against ” mockers, skeptics, and deniers” and argues that it is “the source for the Western ideas of justice, science, and democracy.” :20...
November 2nd, 2007 | In Review | Read More

60 Second Review:
Ex-Gays?

The Book: Ex-gays?: A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation by Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse :10 — The Gist: Psychology professors Stanton and Yarhouse present and defend their results on a longitudinal study that examines the possibility of change of homosexuality...
October 17th, 2007 | In Review | Read More

60 Second Review:
Discover Your Inner Economist

The Book: Discover Your Inner Economist: Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist by Tyler Cowen :10 — The Gist: In this breezy, brief, and charming tome, Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, shows how using economic principles...
October 10th, 2007 | In Review | Read More