Review: Deep Church: A Third Way beyond Emerging and Traditional
We live in a time of foment. There is not much that is settled and predictable in western culture today. Consensus has evaporated on almost every front; W.B. Yeats, it would seem, was right: The center cannot hold. The Church is not only not immune to this foment, it seems to be responsible, in part,... Continue Reading
A Review: “The Plan” by Sinclair Ferguson
How many ways can you creatively tell the story of Jesus’ birth? Many authors have placed the story of Christmas into a “make believe” world of animals, or special visitors to give it new inspiration for children. But in The Plan, Sinclair Ferguson uses no gimmicks, yet tells the old, old story in a fresh... Continue Reading
Oh My God?
Maybe there’s a way to make a really compelling, urgent documentary in which ordinary citizens and celebrities around the globe are canvassed about an important topic. Offhand, I don’t know how. But Peter Rodger’s “Oh My God?” is not the way to do it. On the other hand, perhaps you crave to know what actor... Continue Reading
More than 2,500 to Attend Premiere of ‘The Mysterious Islands’
More than 2,500 people bought reserved tickets to attend the Nov 18th Tampa premiere of The Mysterious Islands, a new film that debunks the conclusions Charles Darwin reached during his storied trip to the Galapagos Islands during the voyage of the HMS Beagle. Shot and directed by the award-winning Jon and Andy Erwin of Erwin... Continue Reading
“2012” a theological disaster?
Theologians began predicting the end of the world long before Hollywood did, so it’s not surprising that “2012,” the latest disaster blockbuster, contains more than a few religious images and references. But does Roland Emmerich’s box-office hit also qualify as a theological disaster? Several faith-based reviewers are raising interesting questions about the movie’s religious implications.... Continue Reading
Book Review: Jonathan Edwards and the Ministry of the Word
Jonathan Edwards and the Ministry of the Word,Douglas A Sweeney, IVP Academic 2009 The number of books produced on Jonathan Edwards in the last twenty years would fill a small library. New works on his writings, personal life, even the types of ink he used, are still coming into print, threatening to swamp bookstores and... Continue Reading
Collision is quirky, but well worth your time.
Christopher Hitchens vs Douglass Wilson – Collision, a Documentary By Kenneth A. Pierce Most people in evangelical churches are aware of the “New Atheism,” a particularly aggressive publishing and appearance onslaught by prominent thinkers who are also atheists: Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and public intellectual Christopher Hitchens. Almost three years ago, Christianity Today sponsored a... Continue Reading
The Hidden Truth Behind ‘V’
By Leigh Scott Like many conservatives, I was intrigued and excited by the promos for ABC’s reboot of one of my favorite mini-series, “V.” Finally, we thought, one of us had infiltrated the system and slipped one by the hippies who run Hollywood. Even better, we hoped that ABC, in a brash display of “corporate... Continue Reading
Book Review: Christ-Centered Worship by Bryan Chapell
Bryan Chapell, President of Covenant Theological Seminary, adds to his extensive repertoire of books with what amounts to be a text book for planning worship. As such, it will be most useful for seminary students coming out of a broad evangelical background or others inclined simply to follow the latest trends without any reference to... Continue Reading
Disney’s A Christmas Carol
Review by Todd Hertz Despite being PG, Disney’s A Christmas Carol is not a film for young children, probably those 8 and under. The movie is very dark and should be viewed as a ghost story—with more emphasis on the horror angle than most adaptations. In the long string of adaptations of Charles Dickens’ 1843... Continue Reading