Category: Books

Everything Might Change 0

Everything Might Change

John Wilson has some interesting thoughts about Brian McLaren’s new book, Everything Must Change. McLaren is particularly misleading when he’s suggesting, as he does quite emphatically at times, that somehow the church went off the rails early on, and that only now are (some) Christians beginning to understand what Jesus...

Simple Church 0

Simple Church

November has been a rare month for me, in that I’ve just finished my fourth book in 3 weeks. This time around it’s Simple Church by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger. The premise is this, “After hundreds of consultations with local churches and a significant research project, we have concluded...

Bloesch: Christian Foundations I 0

Bloesch: Christian Foundations I

The last couple of weeks have been good for me, as far as reading goes. I typically have a list of 12-14 books that I’m reading simultaneously, and I have the worst habit of starting new ones with no regard for when I’ll be able to finish them. Well, as...

The Truth War 2

The Truth War

I’m not real familiar with John MacArthur. Really all I know about him is that Doug Pagitt called his theology “dangerous”, or something like that. But I was in Mardel a few weeks ago and The Truth War was on sale for $11. How could I pass that up? If...

Four Views on Salvation: John Hick 2

Four Views on Salvation: John Hick

I’ve been reading a few books lately. I’m a bit ADD, so it helps if I can switch books if I get antsy about the subject matter. I’ve been deep into physics and cosmology and philosophy with Case for a Creator, so I decided to change up and take on the next quarter of Four Views,.

The first chapter was John Hick’s position of pluralism: all “ethical” religions lead to God (air-quotes mine).

In Memory of Counterpoints; August 5 – August 14, 2007 0

In Memory of Counterpoints; August 5 – August 14, 2007

The great (slight exaggeration) experiment is over. The short reason is that we couldn’t get along. It may be for the best though, because it was bound to be nothing but…well, an argument. That’s not necessarily bad, but, I’ll admit, I tend to go for the throat. Sometimes sarcastic, sometimes aggressive, always on point.

I usually enjoy the sport of it, particularly when my opponent is as aggressive and intense as I get. But alas, it was not meant to be. So, here at Power of Suggestion, I will be replacing my criticism of The God Delusion with a criticism of The Case for a Creator.