Shelf Life

Shelf Life

Greg Lanier, Is Jesus Truly God? How the Bible Teaches the Divinity of Christ (Wheaton: Crossway, 2020). Pp. 144. $16.99, paper. The biblical teaching on Christ's divinity comes not from a handful of proof texts, but from a multifaceted portrait of the preexistent, authoritative, glorious Son of...
Prolegomena: A Defense of the Scholastic Method , by Jordan Cooper, The Weidner Institute, 2020, 332 Pages, $21.60. Christians—East and West, Protestant and Roman Catholic—have gone to work recovering the doctrinal resources of their traditions. The common heritage of patristic and medieval...
Note: This article was originally published on reformation21 in August of 2005. Gilead , by Marilynne Robinson (New York: Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 2004) Carrying biblical overtones and set in the rural Iowa town of Gilead, Marilynne Robinson's second novel is the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize...
In case you've not already noticed the massive problem of internet pornography, consider one small statistic: In 2019, the internet’s largest porn site (Pornhub) received 42 billion visits. That’s billion with a “b,” and all the trends suggest that this number will only grow. This overwhelming...
Herman Bavinck, The Wonderful Works of God: Instruction in the Christian Religion according to the Reformed Confession (Westminster Seminary Press 2019). 549pp. Hardcover. $30.00. It is a fascinating time in Anglophone Bavinck studies. There is a flood of Bavinck’s own words being put into English...
Robert Strivens, Philip Doddridge and the Shaping of Evangelical Dissent , Ashgate Studies in Evangelicalism (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015). 201pp. Hardcover. For many students of Reformed Orthodoxy (1560-1790), the eighteenth century “high orthodox” period is notoriously difficult to navigate...
Roman Catholics and Protestants alike often appeal to the massive body of works penned by Augustine, Bishop of Hippo. The thinking behind the Reformation was seeded by the ad fontes principle of the Renaissance, and for theologians those sources were often the Church Fathers, particularly Augustine...
Rowan Williams. Christ the Heart of Creation. Bloomsbury Continuum, 2018. Hardback. 304 pp. $42.99. Advent has given us room for much needed reflection on Christ’s miraculous birth. To that end, I'm happy to recommend Rowan Williams' Christ the Heart of Creation this holiday season. Williams’ book...
Herman Bavinck’s Reformed Ethics Could Save Your Life Reformed Ethics: Created, Fallen, and Converted Humanity (Vol. 1), John Bolt, ed. et al. Baker Academic, 2019. HC, 608 pp. I was preparing a student paper on Bavinck for ETS when the economy collapsed in 2009. Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics proved...
Although I do not know Rachel Green Miller personally and I am not on social media, I have been able to follow some of the debate surrounding her writing for a number of years. In my work for ACE, I have published her articles in the past, and have defended her in various ways both publicly and...