Recommended Readings: July 2

Open BibleIf you read one article this week, engage The DaVinci Code All Over Again by Grant Kaplan.

For those of you with additional reading this time weekend, check out the following selections, gathered from around the interwebs over the past several weeks. Think I missed something worth reading? Let me know in the comments section.

Theology and Religion

What Makes a Doctrine Biblical? On Method by Matt Emerson

Reading with Big Eva by Jake Meador

The Ethics of Funny by C.T. Casberg

What Is an Evangelical? by Roger Olson

Religious Reasons in Public Debate: On Stopping Conversation by Creighton Coleman

Biblical Studies and the History of Christianity

Five Things I Wish Christians Would Admit About the Bible by John Pavlovitz

Karen King Responds to the ‘Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife’ by Ariel Sabar

Banning the Bible: Did It Really Happen in the Medieval World? by Beth Allison Barr

A Challenge to the Dating of P75 by Larry Hurtado

What Would the First Century Church Have Said to Second Century Christianity by Michael Bird

Worldviews and Culture

Loving Your Country Does Not Mean You’re a Xenophobe by John Ehrett

Why Conservatives Don’t Become Professors by Rachel Lu

Genesis 1 as a Model for Cultural Engagement by Wesley Walker

Learning from Students and Their Term Papers by Bill Leonard

Orlando Was Not a Tragedy by R.R. Reno


Also, I want to wish my brother, Samuel Prahlow and his soon-to-be-wife (today) Brittney, a most blessed of wedding days. To many years of wedded bliss dear brother.


Published by Jacob J. Prahlow

Husband of Hayley. Dad of Bree and Judah. Lead pastor at Arise Church. MATS from Saint Louis University, MA from Wake Forest University, BA from Valparaiso University. Theologian and writer here and at Conciliar Post. Find me on social at @pastorjakestl

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