Category Archives: Reviews

Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels Review

The latest issue of Themelios has just come out and, with it, my review of Richard Hays’ recent book, Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels. Hays’s exegesis is frequently scintillating, not least in its vindication of the evangelists’ citations of … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Four Loves, Part 2

  In this week’s podcast, Derek, Matt, and I continue our discussion of C.S. Lewis’ book, The Four Loves. We talk about the third chapter of Lewis’ book, on the subject of affection. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Four Loves, Part 1

In this week’s podcast, Derek, Matt, and I have our first discussion of C.S. Lewis’ book, The Four Loves, talking about the first two chapters of the book. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS … Continue reading

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Ian Paul on Evangelical Leadership

Grove Books publish a range of booklets on subjects relating to Christian theology and ministry. Each booklet offers an accessible and concise (typically under 30 pages), yet stimulating and informed treatment of its particular topic. Over the last few decades … Continue reading

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Brave New World, 85 Years Later

A piece of mine on the subject of Brave New World has just been published over on The Gospel Coalition website. One striking detail of Huxley’s portrayal is that, while the World State is founded on mass production, the process … Continue reading

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Review of Nate Pyle’s Man Enough

My review of Nate Pyle’s Man Enough: How Jesus Redefines Manhood has just been published over on The Gospel Coalition website. Pyle’s discussion of “proving” manhood would’ve also benefited from more careful attention to the ways manhood can be defined in opposition to boyhood. Manhood … Continue reading

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Podcast: John Barclay’s Paul and the Gift

On the latest Mere Fidelity, Andrew, Derek, Matt, and I talk about the recent book that has been causing a stir in the field of Pauline theology, John Barclay’s Paul & and the Gift. I reviewed the book for Reformation21 … Continue reading

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Review of Jonathan Grant’s ‘Divine Sex’

My review of Jonathan Grant’s new book, Divine Sex: A Compelling Vision for Christian Relationships in a Hypersexualized Age, has just been posted over on The Gospel Coalition website. Divine Sex divides into two halves: the first mapping the “modern sexual … Continue reading

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Review of John Barclay’s Paul & the Gift

I have reviewed John Barclay’s outstanding new book, Paul & the Gift, over on Reformation21. This anthropological treatment of ancient and modern understandings of gift paves the way for Barclay’s central thesis: gift/grace is a concept that can legitimately be … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Spirituality of Work

Last week, Derek Rishmawy and I were joined by Nancy Nordenson to discuss her forthcoming book, Finding Livelihood. The podcast of that conversation has gone online today. Do take a listen and share your thoughts! Next week we should be back … Continue reading

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