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Book Review: America’s Four Gods by Paul Froese and Christopher Bader

As the title of the book suggests, Paul Froese and Christopher Bader—professors of sociology at Baylor—undertake a survey of Americans' conception of God. In the introduction they comment that in their research they found one’s answers on the nature of God often reflected much about one's own personality.  

Basics of the Reformed Faith: The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
Kim Riddlebarger

Far too often we hear people speak of the Holy Spirit as an “it,” not a “who.” One reason why this is the case is that the nature of the Holy Spirit’s work is to bring glory to Jesus Christ, not to himself. This is why J. I. Packer calls the Holy Spirit the “shy...

7 / 15 / 2011
Book Review: Show Them No Mercy: Four Views on God and Canaanite Genocide

Four men, all of whom say they believe in the authority and inspiration of the Scriptures, seek to tackle the problem that many of us tend to push to the back of our minds: how do we understand mass murder, or what these men call “herem warfare,” with the God of the Bible? September 11th, Rwanda, the Holocaust and countless other herem warfare-type activities have occurred throughout history, but more poignant is the fact that it is even in our own Bibles (cf. Deut 20:16-17).

Book Review: The Deep Things of God by Fred Sanders

Fred Sanders’ recent publication, The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything, is his effort to introduce to the broadly evangelical community a deeper and more edifying understanding of Trinitarian theology which he sees as being conspicuously absent in much of evangelicalism.

5 / 31 / 2011
Basics of the Reformed Faith: The Holy Trinity
Kim Riddlebarger

It is common to hear people claim that Christians, Jews, and Muslims all worship the same God. Not true. Unlike those who worship Allah, or those Jews who claim to worship the God of Abraham, Christians worship the true and living God, who reveals himself in three persons as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

4 / 27 / 2011