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Review: Rediscover Church by Collin Hansen and Jonathan Leeman

Why go back to church after COVID lockdowns and restrictions ease? We are all exhausted after non-stop zoom calls so why can’t we just hang out with our friends? Why go to church where there might be people we actually dislike? Why go to church when we can download great preaching, or sing along to the best recorded tracks, and never have to meet new and awkward people? Rediscover Church wants to show you the beauty of the local church, and convince you that you need it—just as much as it needs you. “You have many reasons not to rediscover...

Review: Western Fundamentalism by Gordon Menzies

Gordon Menzies is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Before that, he tutored at Oxford and worked in the Reserve Bank of Australia. To read this book is to enter a witty conversation with the author over six chapters of astute cultural analysis. The conversation is about what Menzies terms, “western fundamentalism.” He argues that the word “fundamentalism” for some is what he calls “a sleep-word.” It unthinkingly becomes associated with negative traits that short-cut rational debate, especially when religious ideas are concerned. Importantly, he argues that “… there is an important distinction to...

Review: Simply Trinity by Matthew Barrett

Matthew Barrett’s Simply Trinity is an ambitious attempt to correct evangelical misunderstandings of the Trinity; to explain the doctrine in a clear and engaging way; and stomp on the idea that God the Son might be eternally “obedient” to the Father. Does he succeed? Well, it’s complicated. Barrett’s core conceit is that evangelicals have failed to understand the doctrine of the Trinity and have replaced it with sub-orthodox notions. Barrett’s core conceit is that evangelicals of the last few generations have failed to understand the true historic doctrine of the Trinity and have replaced it with sub-orthodox notions drawn from...

Review: Made For Friendship by Drew Hunter

Few people would be crass enough to suggest that friends are unimportant. But how important are they? Really important? A little bit important? And what does friendship really look like? What does it mean to be a friend or to have a friend? After reading Drew Hunter’s Made for Friendship, I was left with the realisation that friendship is far more important and far more wonderful than I had ever imagined. I’m always nervous to heap praise books on books lest it build people’s expectations unnecessarily. No one likes reading a book or watching a film that someone claimed was...

Review: 7 Reasons to (Re)consider Christianity by Ben Shaw

This is a really, really good book. In a highly readable and biblical way, the author Ben Shaw does precisely what his title suggests – he gives seven good reasons for someone to (re)consider Christianity. As such, the book is also really useful, especially in our contemporary western context, where so many are moving away from the Christian faith, from Christian knowledge, or even from Christian awareness. While 7 Reasons is the sort of book you might do well to read for yourself, it would do the most good if it found its way into the hands of vaguely interested...

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