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When Evangelicals go Anglican or Presbyterian

The phenomena of Evangelicals (usually of a non-denominational, baptistic, low-church variety) converting to Presbyterianism, Catholicism, Orthodox, or Anglicanism is interesting on theological and sociological levels. Much has been written about the surge of evangelicals into liturgical churches (see here and here, plus the book Journeys of Faith: Evangelicalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and…


My Publishing Pipeline for 2019/20

For those interested in what I’m up to on the publishing side of things, here’s what is scheduled to come out. Soonish First and foremost is The New Testament in its World with N.T. Wright, bigger than Ben Hur, basically the lifetime work of N.T. Wright in NT Intro form with…


A La Carte (January 8)

I’m overseas today and don’t have access to all my usual accounts. That left me unable to track down any exciting new Kindle deals. We will try again tomorrow. (Yesterday on the blog: What Amy Carmichael Hung on Her Wall) My Daughter Asked Me to Stop Writing About Motherhood. Here’s Why I Can’t…


Spirit and Sacrament: An Invitation to Eucharismatic Worship

One thing that has always been true of this movement labeled “the New Calvinism,” is that it has included more professing charismatics than practicing charismatics. Though from the very beginning many, and perhaps even the majority, of its adherents have been open to the ongoing miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit,…


January New & Notable Books

I get books. I get lots and lots of books. As you well know, once a month or so I like to try and thin the pile a little bit and distill it down to the ones I think may be of most interest to people like you. I hope you…


Now That I’m Called – Women and the Call to Ministry

Kristen PadillaNow That I’m Called: A Guide for Women Discerning a Call to Ministry Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2018.Available at Zondervan. By Jill Firth “I have learned that the call is a journey.” At the end of ninth grade, Kristen Padilla’s call was clear, but eighteen years later, the specific direction…


A La Carte (January 10)

There are, once again, a few Kindle deals to take a look at today.  Meanwhile, Westminster Books has discounted 2018’s bestsellers. (Yesterday on the blog: January New and Notable Books) Grown Men Are the Solution, Not the Problem David French is one of many who has responded to some concerning new guidelines from…


Why You Shouldn’t Stop Blogging (or Why You Should Consider Starting)

I have said a few times and in a few ways that I’m concerned about what seems to be a growing trend: Bloggers are shuttering their blogs and instead submitting articles to the major ministry sites. If they aren’t shuttering their blogs altogether, they are writing on them less or using…


The God of All Comfort: Trinity and Trauma

My colleague, Scott Harrower, has a new book about to release on God of All Comfort: A Trinitarian Response to the Horrors of This Age (Bellingham, WA: Lexham, April 2019). This is a book that combines the new area of trauma studies with the old area of trinitarian theology. Here is the…


Free Stuff Fridays (Ligonier and Reformation Trust)

This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Ligonier and Reformation Trust. The Bible teaches us to pray without ceasing, but many Christians struggle with prayer. Is there a right way to pray? How should we address a holy God? In The Prayer of the Lord, R.C. Sproul helps us understand…