On Friday I wrote about whether or not Christian publishers should be putting new books out there when the topic concerned has already been covered helpfully and sufficiently by another book. This was in response to this tweet from my friend Alistair Chalmers. One of Alistair’s main reasons was that he observed as he read,… Continue reading Clone wars … when preachers sound the same
Should publishers only publish genuinely original books?
My friend and fellow writer/blogger Alistair Chalmers, shared this tweet recently. Now, Alistair as well as being a great writer is a phenomenal reader (the two often go together). So, he reads and reviews a lot of books, far more than I get through, so I suspect his comments reflect some observations he is seeing… Continue reading Should publishers only publish genuinely original books?
The missing endorsement
Every so often, I pick up a book with it’s hot new take on this or that particularly theological issue. The author claims to have a fresh, new perspective that will enable us to understand a Bible passage or book, or a doctrine in a new way. I’m wary of such claims, novel ideas rarely… Continue reading The missing endorsement
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
Listen to female theologians and scholars
There’s been quite a bit of discussion recently about how we make sure that we are listening to and hearing from a more diverse range of authors and speakers. One specific question is about listening to female theologians and Biblical scholars. I’ve got some further comments to contribute to the conversation in a later blog… Continue reading Listen to female theologians and scholars
It’s five years ago since the shocking news that Mike Ovey had been taken from us suddenly. Although there has been the constant comfort that he is with the Lord which is a better thing, Mike is still sorely missed. He’s missed by many as a friend. Although Mike was an academic theologian and principal… Continue reading Mike Ovey
The Gift (Book Review)
We’ve just been through birthday and anniversary season and I admit it, I like presents. When people get all sniffy about the wrapping and trimmings of Christmas and the importance of getting back to basics I have to admit that I enjoy all that stuff. And to be clear, it’s not just that I like… Continue reading The Gift (Book Review)
How I read you
I own a lot of books. I like reading so I buy a lot of books and get given a lot of books. Sometimes I’m able to sit down and enjoy reading a book slowly and carefully over a period of time, sometimes I need to read and digest a few books quickly in order… Continue reading How I read you
Resources for facing depression
In this post I wanted to provide a quick round up of suggested resources for people struggling with emotional health issues. Because as I mentioned here, depression and emotional health is multi-faceted, you will want to look at a range of helps responding to both the spiritual and physical dynamics involved. I will also try… Continue reading Resources for facing depression