Book Review on Brian McLaren’s “The Secret Message of Jesus”

This is a guest post, reprinted with permission, Review and rant by Jarrod McKenna. What’s emerging out of the “emerging church movement”? Ever wonder what will emerge out of the ‘emerging church movement’? Watching from the very different context of Australia it’s interesting to observe some of the heat Brian McLaren’s new book “The SecretContinue reading “Book Review on Brian McLaren’s “The Secret Message of Jesus””

Celtic Treasure: Daily Scriptures and Prayer

“Celtic Treasure: Daily Scriptures and Prayer” by J. Philip Newell is a great book for family devotions. Emily and I got it a year ago and often use it when we have prayer times together. It’s really easy to follow and has beautiful prayers and pictures painted by the author’s children in it.

Thoughts After Fall Quarter 2006

I realized yesterday that I haven’t blogged in quite awhile and realized I needed a little break from it. There’s so much I’ve been thinking about and I’ve needed some space to do it without trying to come up with something worth reading (as if that ever happens here anyways!). Anyways, here are some thoughtsContinue reading “Thoughts After Fall Quarter 2006”

Culture Jam and the Radical Reformation

I just finished reading “Culture Jam: How to Reverse America’s Suicidal Consumer Binge–And Why We Must” (Kalle Lasn) for the first time over the weekend. This was another book assigned for Ryan’s class, which I will be leading a discussion on this coming thursday. Sometimes I wonder how I am so behind the times. ThisContinue reading “Culture Jam and the Radical Reformation”

Book Review: How (Not) To Speak of God – Peter Rollins with Special Offer

Peter Rollins founder of the Ikon Community , an emerging church in Ireland, has recently penned “How (Not) to Speak of God” (Peter Rollins).” It is a book that will be important for every church to wrestle with. Rollins writes as one who is both theologian/philosopher (he has a Ph.D. in Postmodern theory) and aContinue reading “Book Review: How (Not) To Speak of God – Peter Rollins with Special Offer”

Training Violent Behaviors: Media and the Message of Desensitization

I had the opportunity to read a fascinating and very thought provoking book this past week called, “Transforming the Powers: Peace, Justice and the Domination System.” The basic idea of the book is taken from Walter Wink’s idea of the “powers and principalities” which consist of the “spiritual dynamics at work in the institutions andContinue reading “Training Violent Behaviors: Media and the Message of Desensitization”

I Finally Got My NRSV Pocket Bible

Evangelicals like there bibles, and in this way I am absolutely no different than any of my other evangelical brothers and sisters.  Now my views on inspiration, interpretation, and the canon span the theological spectrum but that’s for another day.  I’ve got a few bibles more than I need (yes this query comes to mind),Continue reading “I Finally Got My NRSV Pocket Bible”

An Ordinary Revolution You Probably Shouldn’t Miss

I just finished Shane Claiborne’s “Irresistible Revolution,” which is the first assignment for the class I am teacher’s aid for and I thought it was a fantastic read.  In fact, if you’ve got nothing better to do in the next thirty minuets go out and pick up this book. I rarely tell anyone to buyContinue reading “An Ordinary Revolution You Probably Shouldn’t Miss”

Books For An Introduction To Studying Bible and Theology

My housemate Chase and I were having lunch the other day and we started talking about important books that we would use if we were going to teach Bible and Theology students. Now granted we’re both from more of an Evangelical stream of Christianity so I recognize that some of these books may not appealContinue reading “Books For An Introduction To Studying Bible and Theology”