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Review: Four Portraits, One Jesus by Mark L. Strauss

If you're like me, you've probably wondered a few times why there are four separate accounts of Jesus' life in the Bible. What do they each do differently? How are they similar? Why not just create a combined Gospel that covers all the material in one place? What about the so-called later Gospels that Gnostics …

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Twice A Slave by Sammy Tippit and Randy Willis

I stated my book reviewing career in an interesting way. I received a book to review after doing a course at Taylor University in 2014. The review was supposed to be published in a Christian library magazine, which unfortunately went out of print. Two years later I was a full-time student at Taylor and the …

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The State of the Evangelical Mind

In the 1990s, Mark A. Noll wrote a book called The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, pointing out how much anti-intellectualism there was in evangelical circles. In 2017, Christian leaders met for a conference to discuss whether that situation had changed, for better or worse. The State of the Evangelical Mind collects various essays from …

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Resurrection of Gavin Stone and Truth Wrapped in Church Language

A new Christian film just hit theaters, and all the usual problems seem to be present. I personally think that’s a shame since the concept sounded like it could work: a washed-out actor cons his way into a church play and then gets more than he bargained for. Going off the criticisms and reviews so far,  the …

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