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Book Review: Christian Apologetics Past and Present by Oliphint and Edgar

Though the veracity and content of the Christian faith remain constant in the midst of an ever changing landscape of competing worldviews, every generation must give a fresh voice to that content. And yet so much of the false teaching that the Church faces, even today, has appeared at some point in the history of the Church under some other name.

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MIGS and Liberal Theology

There is a military maxim that states, “Train like you fight, and fight like you train.” To that end, during the 70s and 80s the Air Force had a classified program where they obtained enemy fighters, Russian MIGS. The American pilots who flew these enemy fighters tested them to see how fast, slow, far, and high they could go to give their colleagues vital intelligence on the planes they would fly against. They also engaged US pilots in dogfights so they could practice fighting against the real thing.

Book Review: Outliers by Gladwell

No matter the field of work or endeavor in which one finds him/herself, everyone wants to succeed. There is a glut of books at the local bookstore today that fill this “how to be successful” genre. But Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers has a bit of a different take on success.

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Gladwell

Have you ever wondered what contributes to or even causes a crime wave? What if someone told you that the reason could be something as simple as a broken window, graffiti on the wall or even trash on the street? What about motives for choosing a presidential candidate? 

Book Review: Above All Earthly Powers by Wells

Above All Earthly Pow’rs is the final book in his 4-volume series, which seeks to summarize all of the previously written material. In his introductory chapter, Wells immediately tells us the point of this final work: “[It is] to be able to say more exactly how Christ, in whom divine majesty and human frailty are joined in one person, is to be heard, and is to be preached, in a postmodern, multiethnic, multireligious society” (7-8). This is the theme that is eloquently and clearly woven throughout all 317 pages of his book.