How to engage emerging adults in church Book Review

The other day I wrote some thoughts in response to an article by Rebecca Glover on the missing generation of 18-25s in the church.  Rebecca’s article was part biographical and part an introduction to the short book I’m now reviewing.  The book is part of aa Grove Youth series and is short at 28 pages… Continue reading How to engage emerging adults in church Book Review

The Case for Christian Nationalism by Stephen Wolfe- a review

I wrote earlier this week about Christian Nationalism and as promised here is a review of the most prominent book making the argument for it.   Wolfe’s case can be summarised as follows. Wolfe defines Christian Nationalism as follows: Christian nationalism is nationalism modified by Christianity. My definition of Christian nationalism is a Christianized form… Continue reading The Case for Christian Nationalism by Stephen Wolfe- a review

Healing The Divides (Book Review)

This is the second book I’ve read and reviewed this summer talking about a divide affecting the church. The first focused on class divides and this one is about race. Jason Roach and Jessamin Birdsall write against the back drop of the recent #BlackLivesMatter movement and the response to George Floyd’s murder. Jason writes as… Continue reading Healing The Divides (Book Review)

Invisible Divides (Book Review)

One of my personal concerns and a significant reason for why Faithroots exist is the desire to see the church and the Gospel reaching into communities and to people where we simply haven’t been very good at reaching.  Here in the West Midlands we’ve seen a lot of church planting and some wonderful stories of… Continue reading Invisible Divides (Book Review)

Jesus and Gender (book review)

Probably the single most divisive issue for churches during my life time has been the question of how men and women relate to one another in terms of marriage and in terms of church leadership.  I remember the controversy when Princess Diana used the wedding vows that omit a commitment to “obey.” Over just shy… Continue reading Jesus and Gender (book review)

Jesus and John Wayne (Review)

One of the big hitter books of the last year has been Jesus and John Wayne by Kristin Kobes Du Mez. It’s also one of the books mentioned by Jonathan Leeman in article about deconstruction. I’ve been working through the list and have just completed Du Mez’s book. Du Mez is a historian and so… Continue reading Jesus and John Wayne (Review)

Taking America Back for God (Review)

There’s been a lot of heated discussion about four authors and books over the past few weeks.  The debate follows an article by David Gushee citing them as significant authors in a recent movement that is redefining and redescribing Evangelicalism -something he talks about in terms of a deconstruction project.  These are Kristen Kobes Du… Continue reading Taking America Back for God (Review)

Looking for more – a disappointing read of Simply Trinity

Well, you got a little bit of a taster of what is coming in this review in my previous two articles. You will have realised by now that the book I was referring to when I described how my judgements are formed was Simply Trinity by Matthew Barrett. I then addressed a specific example looking… Continue reading Looking for more – a disappointing read of Simply Trinity

That Hideous Strength (book review)

No, not the third in the CS Lewis Sci-Fi Trilogy, although the title is drawn from that book. This is Melvin Tinker’s analysis of the cultural dangers that the church and indeed Western society more broadly are facing today. Unsurprisingly, the primary cultural dangers identified by Tinker are the post-modern approach to tolerance that blurs… Continue reading That Hideous Strength (book review)