Book Review: Convergence

As someone who understands their Christianity as being both charismatic and Reformed, Calvinist and Vineyard, I often find myself being asked to explain just how I hold those two tensions together. My background and upbringing was in a Reformed Baptist … 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

Book Review: The Cross and Gendercide

This book is one that I picked up from a friend recently, and wish I’d read when it was published back in 2014! The Cross and Gendercide: A Theological Response to Global Violence Against Women and Girls is a superb book, … 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

Book Review: Live Like Jesus

I write this review as someone committed both personally and theologically to the Vineyard movement, and the health of Vineyard theology, as well as the wider pursuit of Jesus. This book, Live Like Jesus, is a difficult book to review, and … Continued

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