Competing Visions of Sexuality

Moore“Many of the political divisions we have come down to this: competing visions of sexuality as they relate to morality and the common good.”

That line stood out to me most in this book (p. 4):

Russell Moore. Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2015.

(See Collin Hansen’s review.)

MohlerAlbert Mohler’s new book shrewdly explains those “competing visions of sexuality.” How did this happen in America? How should we think about it now?

R. Albert Mohler Jr. We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong. Nashville: Nelson, 2015. [Read more…]

David Bebbington Reviews “Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism”

Several years ago Collin Hansen and I coedited a debate-book on evangelicalism.

David Bebbington’s famous quadrilateral features prominently in our book (cf. pp. 70, 73, 75, 95, 106, 119, 121, 122, 128, 151, 153, 157, 169–76, 182, 188, 196, 209–10), so I was eager to see what Bebbington thinks of our book in his review. I read his review in December 2012, and I’ve been checking regularly since then for this review to become available online. It’s now available as a PDF:

David W. Bebbington. “About the Definition of Evangelicalism . . . .Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals 83 (2012): 1–6.

Overall, his review is favorable and generous. I’m grateful.

Evangellyfish: A Novel by Doug Wilson

The latest edition of Themelios released this morning.

Here’s one of my book reviews (pp. 417–18):

Douglas Wilson. Evangellyfish. Moscow, ID : Canon, 2012. 228 pp. $21.00.

So far this year I’ve read eight books by Douglas Wilson, and reading him usually evokes one of three responses:

  1. I strongly agree. Witty, pithy, insightful. I wish I would’ve written that.
  2. I strongly agree, but an improved tone could win others over. (Think Tim Keller.)
  3. I strongly disagree, and the tone is off-putting. (For example, in March 2012 he called the NIV a “gender bender” translation, asking, “Who wants a Bible translation with hormone shots and breast implants?”)

Evangellyfish evokes the first two responses but with a few caveats. [Read more…]