Book Review: From Every People and Nation: a biblical theology of Race, by J. Daniel Hays

This is a very brief, very informal review of a book I read more than a year ago. It is an excellent book, for what it is. Written in 2003, it is not a commentary on any current trends in scholarship, national politics, etc. There is no mention of hot issues like being 'woke', systemic … Continue reading Book Review: From Every People and Nation: a biblical theology of Race, by J. Daniel Hays

Parents, don’t confuse “Proud of” with “Happy for”

I was recently listening to a song by Maverick City Worship called Jireh. One line hit me, "it doesn't take a trophy to make you proud." I certainly hope my sons know that it doesn't take trophies, A's, scholarships, or accolades to make me proud. But, my language may actually convey that those things are … Continue reading Parents, don’t confuse “Proud of” with “Happy for”

City of God, Book 18: A Brief History of Nearly Everything

In Book 18, Augustine takes up a history of "the earthly city" with was growing alongside the heavenly city. This society of mortal men, though men share a common nature, is divided against itself as "one part of it oppresses another." In the providence of God, some nations have "been entrusted with empire, while others … Continue reading City of God, Book 18: A Brief History of Nearly Everything

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