Category: Books

Book Recommendation: Aggressively Happy by Joy Marie Clarkson

Joy has written the book that I wish had existed when I was in college so my college pastor or church pastor could have given it to me and saved us all a lot of time and expense on coffeeshops and...

/ March 29, 2022

Dawson on the Other-Worldliness of Christianity

Dawson: But though the religion of that age was intensely other-worldly, its other-worldliness had a very different character from much that we have come to associate with the word in its modern pietist form. It was collective rather than individualist,...

/ February 24, 2022

Dawson on How the West Got Saved

Dawson: Unlike Christian Byzantium, Christian Rome represents only a brief interlude between paganism and barbarism. There were only eighteen years between Theodosius’s closing of the temples and the first sack of the Eternal City by the barbarians. The great age...

/ February 23, 2022

What Are Christians For?: An Invitation

We are in a new era of preparation. The deconstructors have come and, mercifully, will soon be gone. The world we have known is at an end. This is true for the church, I think, as many of the defining...

/ February 22, 2022

Hating God

In his book on the transformation of sexuality in the Roman world brought about by Christianity, Kyle Harper observes that Christianity was experienced as a deeply liberating force by many in the empire. For Romans, the sexual energy of men...

/ February 18, 2022

2022 Reading Goals

I’m following Leah Sargeant’s lead this year and am trying to give myself a list of “goal books” to read for 2022. Thanks to some news I’m going to share in a separate post on the main site, I’m hoping...

/ January 4, 2022

Notes on DeYoung’s Review of Thompson and Kwon

We are going to be reviewing the book in some fashion on the main page (I see you, Sarah). That said, given Kevin DeYoung’s review at TGC this morning, I wanted to put up some quick notes replying to what...

/ April 22, 2021

Top Ten Books of 2019

It’s that time of year, so here’s my list of my ten favorite (new to me) books from 2019: Unbelief and Revolution by William Groen van Prinsterer This is the book to give your Protestant friend who is deeply suspicious...

/ December 9, 2019

Augustinianism and Audience in “In Search of the Common Good”

Brad East has what is perhaps my favorite response to the book so far, not least because it is one of the more critical responses, for which I am thankful. You can read the whole thing over at Resident Theologian.

/ August 2, 2019

In Search of the Common Good Book Launch

It’s launch day for In Search of the Common Good. You can read the book’s endorsements and purchase a copy direct from the publisher, InterVarsity Press, using the book’s page on their website. You can also buy it on Amazon.

/ June 25, 2019