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In Search of the Common Good by Jake Meador

What does it mean to have a community? What does one do when it becomes clear that one needs community and isn't sure where to start? Jake Meador gets into those questions and related ones in his book In Search of the Common Good. It's an interesting mix of memoir about living in a small …

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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 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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More of my worst book blurbs (and some by other people)

Yesterday I tweeted the last of fifty deliberately bad book blurbs describing speculative fiction stories in, well, the worst way possible. I had a lot of fun doing this, it gave me a chance to experiment with satire and humor in ways I hadn't been able to before. I also had a lot of fun …

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