A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life

A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)


Books I've Co-Edited

Image result for book a new look at hospitalityA New Look at Hospitality as a Key to Missions

"There is enough in these pages about God, the Church, and Christian Mission to make it a rich source book for the scholar, pastor, and missionary-- and for any follower of Christ who wants to invite the stranger in for a really good meal."-- H. Douglas Buckwalter, Evangelical Seminary, Myerstown, MA

Image result for book tithing after the crossTithing after the Cross: A Refutation of the Top Arguments for Tithing and New Paradigm for Giving

"Here is essential reading for the Christian who wants to be biblically obedient!"-- Craig L. Blomberg, Denver Seminary

Image result for The Questioning God: An Inquiry for Muslims, Jews, and ChristiansThe Questioning God: An Inquiry for Muslims, Jews, and Christians

"This enjoyable book is one of a kind. It deals with one of the most critical issues in relating to Muslims. Lessons from Jews and Muslim traditions in light of the style of Jesus are drawn and presented to us in a very practical and helpful fashion."-- Georges Houssney, Horizons International

Image result for book in the original text it saysIn the Original Text It Says: Word-Study Fallacies and How to Avoid Them

"Baxter's book will be a valuable tool to help pastors ans teachers avoid falling into some of the common errors and abuses of interpretation of the Bible. I highly recommend that pastors read and, ore importantly, learn from and use this book."-- Stanley E. Porter, McMaster Divinity School

Image result for book except for fornicationExcept for Fornication: The Teaching of the Lord Jesus on Divorce and Remarriage

"Van does a wonderful job in drawing the connection between the brief statements of Jesus on divorce and remarriage and the Old Testament Law teachings that He was addressing and His Jewish audience would have been familiar with. This is one of those places in the teaching ministry of Christ where understanding the Old Testament makes a crucial difference in understanding what Jesus was teaching and how it would be understood by His audience."-- Arthur Sido, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Allan Bevere, an ecclesial theologian, combines in this book a wonderful "church as politics" with gospel in a wise, warm, and challenging manner.-- Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies North Park University

Ultimate Allegiance: The Subversive Nature of the Lord's Prayer

"It's a beautiful thing to watch a pastor teaching here or his people with wisdom and grace. In Bob Cornwall's hands the old bones of the Lord's Prayer take breath and life."-- Jason Byasse, Vancouver School of Theology

Christian Archy

"This book is a plea to return to biblical Christianity; Christianity that treasures and proclaims that Jesus died for us and consequently that we should take up our crosses and follow Him."-- Matthew W. Rondeaux, Charlotte Court House, VA.