Books

In a Post-Christian Culture, There’s No Good Way Around Being the ‘Baddies’

"In his short and very readable book Being the Bad Guys: How to Live for Jesus in a World That Says You Shouldn’t, Australian pastor and blogger Stephen McAlpine sails into the contested waters of Christian cultural engagement with admirable calmness." - C.Today

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We Should All Be Madisonians

"The main lesson [of Rasmussen’s new book Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America's Founders] is to not place much hope in the amount of happiness, amity, and social progress that politics alone can produce. And the great teacher of that lesson, the lone Founder who retained a great deal of optimism about the American future, is James Madison." - The Dispatch

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Interview Video: Voddie Baucham Explains ‘Looming Catastrophe’ of Critical Race Theory in the Church

Baucham: “This is a religious movement....It has all the trappings of a religion. It has its own cosmology, it has its own saints, it has its own liturgy, its own law. It has all of those elements. And a lot of those things are very subtle, which makes them rather attractive to religious people.” - FaithWire/CBN

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On Starry Eyes and Cosmic Temples

I first encountered T. Desmond Alexander at seminary, years ago, via his tome From Paradise to the Promised Land. It was then I first encountered the theory of “Eden as cosmic temple.” His work From Eden to the New Jerusalem features that same theme. It’s a theme that seems to fill Alexander with starry-eyed wonder.

His aim is to set the whole biblical story into a framework; a story people can understand and “see.”1 Alexander suggests a helpful framework for seeing Genesis 1-2 and Revelation 21-22 as bookends on the same story. Just as God originally dwelt on earth among men,2 so the end of the story has God returning to a new and perfect creation to dwell with man once again!3 I had never considered this parallel of “God with us” before. Rather, I had always focused on the old creation/new creation motif.

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Bringing Good Things Together: Work and Worship

"The broader faith-and-work movement has long stressed a believer’s royal role in the creation mandate (Gen. 1:28), bringing order and goodness to the world through work. Kaemingk (assistant professor of Christian ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary) and Willson (professor of missiology and missional ministry at Calvin Theological Seminary) build on this while also emphasizing the priestly function of believers." - TGC

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