Book Review: Why Social Justice is Not Biblical Justice

[Revised for clarity, 4/8/2021] Three-quarters of the way through this book, I hated it (1/5 stars). Now that I finished it, I hate it a little bit less (2/5 stars). The author is highly critical of the new social justice ideology and highly critical of evangelicals who support the movement because they are ignorant of … Continue reading Book Review: Why Social Justice is Not Biblical Justice

Very Brief Review: Woke Church, Eric Mason

Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice by Eric MasonMy rating: 4 of 5 starsI am torn on this book a bit. I almost gave a three star review because I believe the book is built on a fundamental confusion of categories regarding the gospel. In an early … Continue reading Very Brief Review: Woke Church, Eric Mason

Worst Books of 2020

So, I read a few stinkers in 2020 also. Here's the worst of the worse... The Soul of an Octopus, Sy Montgomery. I'm not sure what genre to put this in. Nature? Romance? The author somehow combines scientific and experiential narrative regarding octopuses with uncomfortable erotic imagery. So weird. What cool things I learned about … Continue reading Worst Books of 2020

City of God, Book 15: Urban Sprawl in the Two Cities

I'm convinced writing these summaries is beneficial, but I'd have been done with Augustine's tome long ago if I wasn't writing these. But I am benefiting from writing these, if for no one but myself. Book 15 traces the progress of the two cities, the "two societies of human beings, one of which is predestined … Continue reading City of God, Book 15: Urban Sprawl in the Two Cities