Posts Tagged ‘book review’

Everyday Justice and Lent

“Welcome, dear feast of Lent!” George Herbert, English country priest and poet wrote in Lent (1633). Last week, the western church entered the season of solemn preparation to remember Christ’s great sacrifice and victory over sin and death, and in a short while our eastern brothers and sisters...
February 23rd, 2010 | Book Reviews, Creation Care, Human Rights, Other, Religion, Social Justice | Read More

Declare the Word in Zion: America and the Middle East

Relations between the United States and the Middle East have always been complicated.  Given that the Middle East enjoys complicated relationships with every other region in the world as well—including itself—this should come as no surprise. On 9/11, however, many Americans were surprised.  In...
February 22nd, 2010 | Book Reviews, Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Judaism, Media, Politics, Religion | Read More

Angel Time: Anne Rice Branches Out

Teenage fan girls take note: vampires are so mid-2009.  Now that the vampire stereotype has come full circle, from Stoker’s rabid monsters to Meyers’ glittering gods, angels may develop their own marketing demographic– at least if Anne Rice’s latest series is any indication.  While Rice’s...
February 11th, 2010 | Book Reviews, Media | Read More

Classics for the Contemporary Christian: Meet Machiavelli

Meet Nick. He is a wealthy man, and he works for President Noble as a high-powered ambassador. In a radical upset, Noble is ousted at the next election, and President Masse takes power. Nick continues to work at the capital for Masse—after all, it pays the bills. In the next election, Noble manages...
February 10th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Book Reviews, Culture, Media, Politics | Read More

Classics for the Contemporary Christian: Digging into Darwin

Darwin’s Dead and He Ain’t Coming Back…or so the Christian bumper sticker says. Personally, my favorite is the one of the Jesus fish eating the upside-down mutant fish with legs labeled ‘Darwin’. In the Jesus vs Darwin showdown, apparently survival of the fittest is true...
February 3rd, 2010 | Art & Literature, Book Reviews, Intelligent Design, Religion, Science | Read More

Against Christianity by Peter Leithart

“Christianity is the heresy of heresies, the underlying cause of the weakness, lethargy, sickness, and failure of the modern church.”  So opens Peter Leithart’s Against Christianity. Dr. Leithart, a conservative Presbyterian minister and Senior Fellow of Literature and Theology at...
November 17th, 2009 | Book Reviews, Evangelicals | Read More