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Reviews – Resurrection Year and A Force of Will

Some books are hard to read. Some books are hard to read because the subject matter is challenging on a sympathetic level; you feel the pain the author describes, you understand intellectually what he/she is trying to communicate. Some books

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Review – Evangelical Faith and the Challenge of Historical Criticism

It’s not the most punchy of titles, but¬†Evangelical Faith and the Challenge of Historical Criticism is a feisty tome examining some key critical questions of Scripture from an Evangelical perspective (clue’s in the title). In a series of essays edited

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Review – Five Paths to Wholeness

As I have the pleasure and privilege of talking to those Christians who experience same-sex attraction and want to live a chaste life faithful to the clear teachings of Scripture, I increasingly find that different solutions to the questions that

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Review – Pure Grace

Dear readers, before we begin this review, I need to teach you a little bit of theology. All will become apparent once we have made a bit of theological and historical progress, so gird your loins, pick up your Bibles

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Review – There is a Season

Can children do liturgy? Well according to Margaret Pritchard Houston yes they can and she’s written a book to prove it. Through a number of creative non-Eucharistic¬†liturgies, “There is a Season” maps out how churches and schools can celebrate key

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Review – The Compassion Quest

I remember when Trystan Owain Hughes trained alongside me at Wycliffe Hall – he was already a problem. Here was a man who had come to seminary from being the head of Theology at Trinity University College, Carmathen, Wales. What

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Two Final Things

Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
Peter Handke

No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
Kontakion of the Triumph of Orthodoxy