by Editor-in-Chief Michael Brooks The book reviews that I publish are intended to be concise, helpful, and to-the-point. They are divided into three sections: why I read the book, synopsis and structure, agreements and positives, disagreements and negatives, and reasons to read. Why I Read the Book I read this book upon the recommendation by… Read More Gospel Allegiance by Matthew Bates – Book Review
by Contributor Devon Scott My Background After coming to Christ at a young age, I was almost immediately immersed in a predominantly Christian- conservative context. As a young African-American, crossing over from the inner-city, to Holland, MI was a big leap. Looking back, God’s grace was pretty clear from day one, as I was discipled… Read More Did the Apostles Teach Doctrine?
Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears… Read More Ideas About Conclusions: Can You Accept Conclusions and Reject Their Source?
by Guest Contributor Don Brooks (bio at bottom of post) Before diving into this topic it is important I describe some caveats or guiding principles of my approach. These caveats will describe in general terms how I understand the metanarrative of the invisible realm and its involvement in the story of what God has done… Read More A Metanarrative of God’s Created Realms (Part 1)
The two most important words in all of Scripture are “But God”. These two words form the hinge on which all of human history swings. Throughout the New Testament we see authors laying out the reality of our condition. The New Testament authors tell us of our rebellious allegiances, our evil desires, and our desire… Read More But God: A Study of the Actions of God in History – Part 1