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Book Review: Welcome to a Reformed Church by Danny Hyde
VFT

Occasionally, Reformed churches are caricatured as “boring, cold, and serious” (147). Daniel Hyde, however, shows in Welcome to a Reformed Church: A Guide for Pilgrims that quite the opposite is true of those that function according to God’s Word. His book then is a “guide for pilgrims,” which winsomely introduces newcomers to Reformed churches in order “to clear up any misunderstandings” (xxvi). It does this by examining their history, confessions, doctrines, and practices.

 
 
 
Book Review: The Immigration Crisis by James K. Hoffmeier
VFT

To say that the issue of immigration in the United States is a “hot topic” would be an understatement. There is strong rhetoric on either side of the debate at the national level. But even within the Church there are strong opinions that resonate with cries of “compassion” on one side, “submission to the government” on the other, and every shade in between.

 
 
 
Book Review: Christians At the Border by M. Daniel Carroll R.
VFT

Though the issue of illegal immigration is no stranger to America’s history, the perfect storm of 9/11, the war against terror, political parties struggling for identity, and an economy that is moving from recession to depression has brought the issue to the fore of not only American politics but also to the attention of the church.

 
 
 
Book Review: Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J. I. Packer
VFT

J. I. Packer’s Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God remains a staple in the field of evangelism fifty years after it was first published. Packer walks the line between an overemphasis on God’s sovereignty, which leads some to deny any need for...

 
 
 
Christianity and Politics: Kennedy and Romney
W. Robert Godfrey

When Jesus was accused of challenging Roman authority in Israel, he told Pilate: “My kingdom is not of this world” (John 18:36). The essence of Christianity is apolitical. It is about Jesus creating a new people: forgiven, renewed and promised eternal life. Nevertheless from the beginning Christians have found that their religion has implications for their relationships with their governments.