Recommended Readings: March 25

If you read one article this week, look at How a Small, Country Congregation Became a Megachurch Overnight by Chad Bird.

For those of you with additional reading time this weekend, check out the following selections, gathered from the blogging world these past two weeks. Think I missed sharing something important? Let me know in the comments section below.

Theology and Religion

The Oddest Question Theologians Ask by Scot McKnight

God as Therapy in The Shack by Connor Grubaugh

Christians as Peculiar People by David Watson

Three Ways Not to Start Dialogue by John Mark Reynolds

Why Study Religion? by William Hart Brown

Biblical Studies and the History of Christianity

Some Unoriginal Thoughts on the Historical Adam by Brandon D. Smith

Who Were the First Christians? by Larry Hurtado

Did the Gospel Authors Think They Were Writing Scripture? by Michael Kruger

The “New Alarmism” is Neither New nor Alarmism by Jake Meador

A Reasonable Reading List for Medieval Christianity (Part II) by Beth Allison Barr

Worldviews and Culture

Breaking Faith: America’s Empty-Church Problem by Peter Beinart

The Rising Tide of Educated Aliteracy by Alex Good

A Conservative Vision of Social Justice by Ryan T. Anderson

Five Reasons Christians Should Study History by Chris Gerhz

Review: The Benedict Option by John Ehrett


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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