Book review: The Christian Doctrine of Humanity

Readers should have realised by now that one of my biggest theological interests is ‘theological anthropology’, or rather understanding what it is to be human in an explicitly Christian way, informed by Scripture. This book, then, represents the proceedings of … Continued

An Interview with Alexander Venter

You might have seen my review of Alexander Venter’s new book, Doing Spirituality. As it is quite a long, meaty and beautiful book, I asked Alexander a few questions to help explain and explore what he’s written. I hope it … Continued

Book Review: Scattered Servants

Alan Scott has had influence on my life since 2012, when I heard him speak at The Cause to Live For, a Vineyard UK and Ireland conference. At the time, he and his wife Kathryn were leading Causeway Coast Vineyard … Continued

Book Review: Why We Belong

This review originally appeared in the Churchman Journal, and was published in 2014. With a Reformed Baptist background, an Anglican wife and postgraduate education, and a Vineyard present, I approached this multi-perspective volume with interest. The editors have done thoughtful Christians a … Continued

Book Review: Atonement and the New Perspective

It was a joy to be given a copy of this book by the author – a fellow Vineyard scholar/theologian, with whom I’ve shared genuine friendship, robust disagreement, and serious dialogue. Atonement and the New Perspective: The God of Israel, Covenant, … Continued

Book Review: Paul Behaving Badly

“The Apostle Paul was kind of a jerk” This is the provocative premise of what might be my new favourite book on Paul, by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien, two New Testament scholars who have previously co-written Misreading Scripture … Continued

Unburying the Lede: Jesus

  I recently posted a review of a book that I couldn’t recommend, and have found the responses to that review on social media and in private correspondence very interesting. A trusted friend, with vastly more wisdom and learning than … Continued

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