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Doesn’t Religion Cause Conflict?

Quick Questions about Christianity

There is no denying it. Religious differences can cause—and have caused—all manner of conflict, violence and evil between humans on every level. Nevertheless, this by itself proves very little about the rightness or wrongness of religious belief in general or about Christianity in…

Is God Anti Gay? by Sam Allberry
Sam Allberry’s little book, Is God Anti-Gay? And Other Questions about Homosexuality, the Bible and Same-Sex Attraction is an excellent guide to this issue. It’s not shaped by politics, sensationalism, or right-wing reactionism.
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Review: ‘Catching the Wave: Preaching the New Testament as Rhetoric’ by Tim MacBride

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Tim MacBride, Catching the Wave: Preaching the New Testament as Rhetoric, London, IVP, 2016

Review by Peter Adam

This is a stimulating and creative book, which communicates in a practical way the benefits of studying the style of literature and rhetoric of the New Testament letters in order to enrich our preaching. To help us do this, Tim MacBride uses the perspective of the Graeco-Roman world as background to the New Testament. An understanding of the literary style or genre of any…


Review: ‘Catching the Wave: Preaching the New Testament as Rhetoric’ by Tim MacBride

A great preacher of the 17th century is described as ‘projecting the eloquence of Scripture’. May we do the...

Big Picture Parents: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life, by Harriet Connor

Parenting can be something you plan for, long for, or just fall into. Whatever your situation, and as with...

The case for “both/and” church music: A review of ‘Songs of the Saints’

In Songs of the Saints, Mike Raiter and Rob Smith sound an urgent call for doing and rather than...

Missional Motherhood: The Everyday Ministry of Motherhood in the Grand Plan of God, by Gloria Furman

Motherhood is a high calling, filled with potential, purpose and joy. However, many women in our society, both inside...