Earlier, in my critical review of Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas, I noted that there were a few significant historical and theological inaccuracies in the book. Later this week, having read Eberhard Bethge's biography of Bonhoeffer, I hope to interact a bit more with Metaxas' biography. For now, I want to point out Metaxas' inaccurate portrait… Continue reading Eric Metaxas, History Writing, and Martin Luther
Reformation Heritage Books has Carl Trueman's Reformation: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow on sale for $5.00 (for a limited time). I just ordered copies for my elders and deacons - it'll be on our winter reading/discussion list. If you don't have it, I highly recommend getting it! It's not long (120 pages) but it is good,… Continue reading Great Reformation Book, Great Price!
Here are a few insights from Carl Trueman in a book he wrote explaining why and how the Reformation is still important today: "We must be aware that the usefulness of Reformation theology lies in its emphasis upon God. The theologies, the catechisms, and the liturgies which flowed from the Reformers' pens all indicate that theirs was… Continue reading Where The Focus Is Upon God…
I'm sure some of our readers know what an exegetical fallacy is - word study fallacies, grammatical fallacies, etc. It is also important for us to realize that we can make errors when interpreting history or historical texts. We've all made some historical fallacies at one time or another. For example, if we read only a few chapters from… Continue reading Butchering History?
Along with money, nature, sex, religion, youth, politics, and self, one common American idol is fun or entertainment. Everything is advertised as being fun - from fun learning programs in schools, to fun office environments, to fun doctor's offices, fun rules the day. This is such a major idol in America that some people can even make… Continue reading The Fun Cult (or the Cult of Fun)