Hi Dojo readers, An article I came across and shared on Facebook last week revealed that a stunning number of people in our culture have not even read a single book in the past year. As our smartphones and social media bombard us with text, sound-bytes, and viral lists, there is a need (I would […]
Today a good friend of mine tagged me in a very thoughtful post in which he basically said “I was raised Catholic, but I don’t really have a personal belief in a theistic God. I’m open to searching for religious truth. Where do I begin?”
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“In “How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens”, Williams goes through all sixty-six books of the Bible. He begins with a one paragraph introduction and then gives a succinct statement that attempts to summarize the overall theme of the book.”
I mean, self-published eBooks count, right? I’ll just assume my Pulitzer will be arriving shortly… 😉
“First I want to stress that throughout the book, Thielen’s pastoral heart shines through and one realizes that he genuinely does have a sincere desire for people’s lives to be transformed by the power of the Risen Christ.”
“The challenge we as Christians have when reading Atlas Shrugged (or any of Ayn Rand’s other work) is to take the true and right from her work–of which there is much in the area of political/economic macro ideas–while rejecting the naively sinful egoist worldview upon which it rests.”
“If you’re enjoying the discussion here in the Dojo with my buddy Jake (“Are the Young/Restless/Reformed crowd jerks??”), stay tuned for more that I will share in coming posts as I deal with the specific issues involving critique verses attack and how we can tell the difference.
For now, let me just share a few bullet point observations about the book and the controversy now that I’ve had a chance to read “Love Wins” for myself…”
Since Rob Bell dominated the Christian blogosphere over the weekend, thanks to being denounced by Justin Taylor, John Piper and Kevin DeYoung (if any of them want to slam “Bible for the Rest of Us” or “Revelation: A Guided Tour of the Apocalypse” I’d GREATLY appreciate it!!) I thought I’d share a review I wrote of a prior book of his for those who may be wondering who this Rob Bell character is and what he’s talking about.
“The fact is, Hitler and the Nazi party would never have risen to power without appealing to the religious sentiments of the German people. Thus, they carefully crafted rhetoric that would enable them to appear as faithful leaders who God had appointed to bring Germany back from the ruin it had experienced after WWI.”