Accidentally Christian: A Look at Richard Donner’s The Omen

Here's a concept I learned in college: All truth is God's truth. In other words, because truth is an objective thing which exists outside of us, we can look at anything that makes a statement about life and affirm theparts of it which reflect objective truth. You can look at Norse myths about Balder, the …

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This Present Darkness Vs The Exorcist: A Compare and Contrast

Editor's Note: I will return to my Building a Better Christian Novel series in November. Seeing as Halloween is a holiday which brings up various spiritual questions, it seemed appropriate to do some posts on Halloween-worthy topics this month. "When I was writing the novel, I thought I was writing a supernatural detective story that …

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Add A Little Cheesiness (Building a Better Christian Novel Pt 3)

I review Christian books, mostly nonfiction ones but I do get a Christian Fiction novel or two each month. Occasionally I’ll get one that I enjoy, and frequently I’ll give 3 or 4 stars just because I know the author means well and it’s not too terrible. However, most of the time I’m just not …

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The Soft Critique (Building a Better Christian Novel Pt 2)

I review Christian books, mostly nonfiction ones but I do get a Christian Fiction novel or two each month. Occasionally I'll get one that I enjoy, and frequently I'll give 3 or 4 stars just because I know the author means well and it's not too terrible. However, most of the time I'm just not …

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Jesus the Hero by Leland Ryken

Some people are afraid of the idea of studying the Bible as literature. Admittedly, you can use the idea to view the Bible as just a human book, not divine revelation. However it's also important to understand the Bible does use literary techniques and cover various genres. Understanding those genres and their techniques allows you …

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The Hard Choice to Do Good (Building A Better Christian Novel Pt 1)

I review Christian books, mostly nonfiction ones but I do get a Christian Fiction novel or two each month. Occasionally I'll get one that I enjoy, and frequently I'll give 3 or 4 stars just because I know the author means well and it's not too terrible. However, most of the time I'm just not …

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The Mission of the Body of Christ by Russ Ramsey

I have an odd relationship with the book of Acts. I was initially exposed to Acts in a fourth-grade Sunday School class. The teacher in charge of the class liked to show a 3-hour movie made in the 80's which told the story verbatim from the NIV translation. There were a few occasions where the …

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