Category Archives: Books

Roundup: On finding hope in this broken world

“The Glorious Cross of Jesus”: An exhibition of 70 photographs by Jason Lock. Each photo captures the shape of the cross occurring in everyday surroundings—in sidewalks, fences, doors, and kitchens—some more subtly than others, and is thoughtfully paired with a … Continue reading

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Vintage Jesus, Part 1: Is Jesus the Only God?

Jesus Christ today is the most extraordinary, the most loved and hated, the most widely considered person in all of human history. More songs have been sung to him, more paintings painted of him, and more books written about him, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Scriptures Testify about Me

For a more succinct version of this review, visit If someone were to approach you and tell you that they’re interested in learning more about Jesus, you would almost certainly refer them to one of the four canonical Gospels. … Continue reading

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Christ in the Old Testament

“To many Christians and even pastors and preachers, the Old Testament is a foreign book. They do things differently there. And they certainly do: arks and animals in a menagerie afloat, dead animals and hewn bullocks, rams in thickets, slavery … Continue reading

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“The Rise of Christianity” by Rodney Stark

Last year I read the book The Rise of Christianity: How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Force in the Western World in a Few Centuries by Rodney Stark, published by HarperSanFrancisco in 1997. I was intrigued … Continue reading

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New from Running Press . . .

I was just at the MIT Coop and saw this on display: Dancing with Jesus by Sam Stall—a small novelty book full of dance moves inspired by Jesus, including the Water Walk, the Temple Slam, the Temptation Tango, the Cheek … Continue reading

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Does Jesus bind himself to Christianity?

Last week I posted the trailer for the new book Selling Water by the River by Shane Hipps, former teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Michigan. In the video (view it here), Hipps provocatively states that Jesus does … Continue reading

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