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Preview: Jesus is a Beautiful Outlaw

A quick look at John Eldredge’s book “Beautiful Outlaw..” Eldredge helps us rediscover Jesus as a very real person. Yes, He is fully God, and yes, He is fully man, but as a mysterious both, God the Creator did not cast off His infinite personality to become a flannel board, neutered get-well card of a deity.

Nuff said: Majestic Hotel, smartphones and sleep, church signs, church history, imperialist Christian missionaries

The Majestic Hotel burned Over the weekend, the renowned Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas burned. It had been closed, shuttered up, since 2006, in desperate need of renovation and repairs. No one stepped up to do so, and in… Continue Reading →

Reflections on “Explicit Gospel” by Matt Chandler

I mentioned in this post that I’m beginning the new year by reading Matt Chandler’s book Explicit Gospel and invited anyone who’s interested to join me. This blog post will serve as an anchor and a conversation point. I’ll be periodically… Continue Reading →

Review: The Case for Antioch

Dr. Jeff Iorg is the President of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, but his book The Case for Antioch: A Biblical Model for Transformational Church is not a work that should only be read by students. Rather, it’s a book… Continue Reading →

A Boring Review

It’s not often that an author would’ve glad that I’ve read and reviewed his boring book. When I get to hash tag quotes from it as #boringbook, most would think I’m insulting him. Yet, this is the boring book that… Continue Reading →

Preview: Boring

I’m privileged to be reading a preview copy of Michael Kelley’s soon-to-be-released book Boring. Here’s a quote from the opening that caught my eye: What if the whole idea of “ordinary” is a myth? And what if a life of… Continue Reading →

Poet Jackie Hill and “Jigaboo”

Warning. Don’t listen/watch unless you’re ready to be spiritually slapped. P4CM presents Rhetoric 2012, the largest Christian Poetry event.  Official P4CM Poet Jackie Hill Perry delivered her poem “Jig-A-Boo” in front of an audience of nearly 3,000 people. (Source)

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