Book Review: From the Library of C.S. Lewis (Bell and Dawson)

When I received James Stuart Bell and Anthony P. Dawson’s From the Library of C.S. Lewis: Selections from Writers Who Influenced His Spiritual Journey, I was not sure what to expect. Upon my reading I was pleasantly surprised by both the breadth and depth of the selections employed by Bell and Dawson to introduce andContinue reading “Book Review: From the Library of C.S. Lewis (Bell and Dawson)”

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Recommended Reading: August 22-28

If you read one article this week, look at Catacomb Time? by George Weigel. For those of you with additional reading time this weekend, check out the following suggestions from around the blogging world. And–as always–if you think there is something else I should have included on this list, let me know in the commentsContinue reading “Recommended Reading: August 22-28”

The Marcion Problem: Canon Refinement (Part IV)

This post is part of an ongoing series examining Marcion of Sinope and his influence of the formation of the New Testament canon. Having examined the particular perspectives of the Canon Refinement School, we now turn to several concerns stemming from these works. First, we must consider the arguments of this school of thought concerningContinue reading “The Marcion Problem: Canon Refinement (Part IV)”

Recommended Readings: August 15-21

If you’re busy (or, like me, on “vacation”) and only have time to read one article this week, engage The Perils of “Preferred Peers” by George Weigel. For those of you with additional reading time this weekend, check out the following selections below, gleaned from around the interwebs. As always, if you think there isContinue reading “Recommended Readings: August 15-21”

The Church Prospers…

My “other” blogging venture (Conciliar Post) has been running a series of thought-provoking quotes on their Facebook page over the past week or so (include this one). If you’re interested in faithful and serious dialogue across Christian traditions, I’d encourage you to check out Conciliar Post and the work that’s being pursued over there. OnContinue reading “The Church Prospers…”

The Marcion Problem: Canon Refinement (Part III)

This post is part of an ongoing series examining Marcion of Sinope and his influence of the formation of the New Testament canon. We now turn to two of the most prominent modern perspectives for the Canon Refinement School, those of Lee Martin McDonald and John Barton. In The Biblical Canon: Its Origin, Transmission, andContinue reading “The Marcion Problem: Canon Refinement (Part III)”

Book Review: The Printer and the Preacher (Petersen)

Great figures and great moments in history are often the subject of considerable (some might say endless) discussion and evaluation, especially by the communities which remember and celebrate their histories. For many Americans, this means looking back upon the Founding Fathers with reverence and respect. For many Christians, such an attitude entails studying the giantsContinue reading “Book Review: The Printer and the Preacher (Petersen)”

Recommended Reading: August 8-14

If you read one article this weekend, engage Facing the Unborn by Richard Stith. For those of you with additional reading this weekend, check out the selections below, gleaned as always from around the blogging world. Think I missed something good from this past week? Feel free to let me know in the comments sectionContinue reading “Recommended Reading: August 8-14”

Were the Gospel Writers Eyewitnesses? Conclusions

This post is the final post in a series examining whether or not the writers of the canonical gospels were eyewitnesses to the life of Jesus. What then can we conclude concerning claims that none of the gospel writers were eyewitnesses to the events that they describe? First, on one level it must be admittedContinue reading “Were the Gospel Writers Eyewitnesses? Conclusions”