Michael Bird’s How God Became Jesus

How God Became Jesus is Michael Bird’s response to Bart Ehrman’s book How Jesus Became God. Bird saw a prepublication advertisement at SBL and was struck by the need to respond quickly to Ehrman. He approached Zondervan about this idea and was given approval. He assembled a team of scholars (Craig A. Evans, Simon J.Continue reading “Michael Bird’s How God Became Jesus”

B. B. Warfield’s Lord of Glory

Non-Christians have denied the deity of Jesus from the beginning of his ministry to the present day. They attack the reliability of the New Testament, saying that Jesus never claimed to be God. Christians have responded over time by building the case for Jesus’s deity. B. B. Warfield added his case to the cause withContinue reading “B. B. Warfield’s Lord of Glory”

Self-Published: The Person of Christ by H. R. Mackintosh

H. R. Mackintosh, The Person of Christ Announcement: I’ve actually edited and self-published this book on Amazon. Unlike most other copies of this work, I’ve taken the time to edit it. I’ve modernized/Americanized  many of the spellings. I’ve broken up the paragraphs to a readable length. I’ve added subheadings in the text so that you canContinue reading “Self-Published: The Person of Christ by H. R. Mackintosh”

Stephen J. Wellum’s God the Son Incarnate: The Doctrine of Christ

Genre. Wellum’s book is a scholarly argument. While readable and understandable, it is comprised entirely of an analysis of both Christology proper and the history surrounding the doctrine. As such, it is suitable for people already familiar with the landscape of Christology and a general knowledge theological history. Organization. In the introduction, Wellum stated thatContinue reading “Stephen J. Wellum’s God the Son Incarnate: The Doctrine of Christ”

Leo Tolstoy’s What I Believe

Over spring break, I also read Leo Tolstoy’s What I Believe. In this book, he relates his personal journey from atheism to his version of Christianity. Earlier in his life, he had no use for religion. During these years he wrote his novels and other famous works. But then, finding something lacking in himself, heContinue reading “Leo Tolstoy’s What I Believe”

Bart Ehrman’s Jesus Before the Gospels

This post is more of a reaction to Ehrman’s book Jesus Before the Gospels than it is a review. And, if you’ll kindly allow me to ramble on the subject, I will. The Book I picked up this book, or rather found it on my audio-book provider, while searching for something to read over springContinue reading “Bart Ehrman’s Jesus Before the Gospels”

Review: Between Faith and Criticism

Mark A. Noll. Between Faith and Criticism: Evangelicals, Scholarship, and the Bible in America, 2nd ed. Vancouver: Regent College Publishing, 2004. xii + 271 pp. Author Information Mark Noll was born on July 18, 1946 in Iowa City. He received his B.A. in English from Wheaton College in 1969. From there, he went to theContinue reading “Review: Between Faith and Criticism”

Review: The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship

Marsden, George M. The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. The Author George Marsden (b. 1939) is a Christian historian, writing works on American and Evangelical history. He received his BA from Haverford College, his BD from Westminster Theological Seminary, and his MA and PhD from Yale. He taught atContinue reading “Review: The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship”

The Virtue of Courage in Köstenberger’s Book Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue

Köstenberger opens his book addressing young, Christian scholars entering the world of academia. Distraught over the bifurcation of scholarship from faith, he argues that the two can be united successfully by the Christian scholar. The Christian scholar, according to Köstenberger, should be both academically rigorous and committed to his Christian faith. Both objectives can beContinue reading “The Virtue of Courage in Köstenberger’s Book Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue”

The Christian in Critical Thought: A Reflective Essay on Browne and Keeley and Belief Perseverance

In the final chapter of Asking the Right Questions, Browne and Keeley (B&K) mention several road-blocks to critical thinking. Among others, they discuss how belief perseverance limits the ability of a person to pursue critical thinking. Belief perseverance is the “tendency for personal beliefs to persevere” despite evidence to the contrary (171). These beliefs areContinue reading “The Christian in Critical Thought: A Reflective Essay on Browne and Keeley and Belief Perseverance”