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Endangered Gospel is available to purchase!

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With an official publication date of May 31, Endangered Gospel is finally here!

You can purchase a copy from the publisher and even read the first 39 pages here.

http://wipfandstock.com/endangered-gospel.html

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A New Wave of Restorationism?

11/10/2016

This November, Great Lakes Christian College hosted its first annual Restoration Appreciation Week. The event was designed to foster…

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Endangered Gospel is available...

06/09/2016

With an official publication date of May 31, Endangered Gospel is finally here!

You can purchase a copy from the publisher and even read…

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New website for Endangered Gospel

05/24/2016

I have a new website up to promote the forthcoming "Endangered Gospel" book. It includes a blog that I will contribute to somewhat…

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Beyond Pacifism and Militarism

04/05/2016

How should Christians really think about war? Too often we are led to believe there are only two options:

* Pacifist Idealism: war is…

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Endangered Gospel

02/01/2016

Many of you know I wrote a book over my sabbatical last Spring. Well the book is finally in the hands of the publisher and should be…

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There Is No Hostility

09/15/2015

It’s been 16 years and The Matrix is still my favorite movie. One of the most memorable scenes is Neo’s encounter with Spoon…

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Baptism and the Formation of Youth

08/27/2015

At the July gathering of The Ekklesia Project I presented a paper about baptism and how it impacts how churches disciple their youth. This…

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The witness of Selah Brielle Apple

04/15/2015

I am honored to be close friends with a family that loves the Lord enough to welcome a child into this world who had no chance of…

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Think Christian

07/22/2014

Tired of browsing social media and failing to find something that actually engages and enriches your mind? 

Think Christian stands…

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The Christian Declaration of Dependence

07/04/2014

A timely excerpt from John Howard Yoder:

“All men are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,” according to…

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Genesis - A Missionary Manifesto?

07/01/2014

I've begun writing a commentary on Genesis for a new series: Polis Bible Commentary. This series pairs a Bible scholar with an urban…

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Our Gift to Everyone

06/30/2014

Those of you who have kept up on my writing projects know that I've been working on a three volume series of easy to read material written…

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Review of Slow Church

06/02/2014

This is a book review I wrote about Chris Smith and John Pattison's Slow Church (IVP 2014). I liked the book a lot because it provides…

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Top 10 Books & Why

12/18/2013

These are the top 10 most influential books in my life.

1. Phil Kenneson’s Life on the Vine (discovered ~1999)

* I’ve…

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New School Year, New Resources

08/26/2013

Many of you have made use of the fill-in-the-blank “Story of the Bible” resource that I use in class and share on my website. I…

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Practical Resources from the Ekklesia...

08/13/2013

The Ekklesia Project has posted on their website podcasts of all sessions from last month's conference ""Practicing the Peace of…

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God's Promise to a Violent World

07/12/2013

Why would a loving God flood the earth? How could a God of peace sanction such widespread violence?

I just added the sermon I…

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Getting to Know the Just War Tradition

05/28/2013

In his May 23 speech on national security, President Obama claimed that America’s current war against al-Qaida is a just war.…

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Stop Trying to Bring the Kingdom

05/23/2013

Kingdom language is back on the map as a way of talking about the gospel and the church’s mission. It is now time to tighten up our…

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Recent Progress in Yoder Studies

04/16/2013

It has been a while since I’ve blogged, but a lot has been happening in my work in Yoder studies. Here is an update and as a bonus…

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The Cross and Martin Luther King...

01/21/2013

Below are two excerpts from a sermon John Howard Yoder preached the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. The first is short…

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Christmas for Israel

12/23/2012

What do the birth stories mean when they announce that Jesus came to "save his people from their sins"? Back then, "his people" did not…

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Elections and Idolatry: Afterword

11/13/2012

I really wanted to be done with the Elections and Idolatry series, but my wife Beth didn’t like the way it ended. She did not think I…

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3 Reasons to Buy Radical Christian...

11/11/2012

1. It's on sale nearly 33% off at the publisher and on Amazon, and it almost Christmas!

2. The publisher has created a wonderful free

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Elections and Idolatry: Part Three

11/02/2012

The Power of a Priestly Kingdom

In parts 1 and 2 of this blog series I have sought to locate today’s presidential race in a wider…

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Elections and Idolatry: Part Two

10/31/2012

Answering a Fundamental Objection

In part one, I expressed my increasing discomfort with voting in certain elections. I grounded this…

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Elections and Idolatry: Part One

10/29/2012

Nationalism, Elections, and Idolatry

I have been reluctant to vote in national elections for as long as I can remember. My reasons were…

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Radical Christian Discipleship

10/21/2012

We are one month away from the long-awaited release of Radical Christian Discipleship. This is the first of three volumes that make…

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Politics of Yahweh for Kindle

09/26/2012

I am pleased to announce that we have sold enough copies of The Politics of Yahweh that Amazon.com converted it to Kindle format.

This…

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Apologetics and Idolatry

09/04/2012

Stanley Being Stanley

Sojourners online recently posted a quote from Stanley Hauerwas that has me thinking about apologetics again. It…

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One way to pray on election day

08/29/2012

My brother-in-law Jamie tipped me off to a neat way some believers have chosen to engage the forthcoming Election Day as Christians and not…

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Are Gays (as a Group) Still Morally...

08/06/2012

Back in 1993, Stanley Hauerwas wrote a provocative essay with the playful title “Why Gays (as a Group) are Morally Superior to…

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A tasty sampling from the forthcoming...

06/24/2012

I am in the middle of editing the full draft and simply had to share a glimpse with you all.

"How would Christians be different if they…

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Why theology is tricky and ministers...

05/29/2012

"[Theology is not] a realm of free search where everyone is free to think whatever he or she wants and where the last resort is simply how…

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Titles selected for a forthcoming...

05/23/2012

Through facebook and google survey tools, over 100 people (most of whom are probably reading this) helped the editors and publishers select…

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Bible Resources

05/22/2012

Whenever people contact me for resources that they remember using in class at some point, I add those resources to the resources tab of the…

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Top 10 Recent Developments You...

04/30/2012

I haven't blogged much this Spring and some of you have asked for an update, so here goes:

1. I received my first royalties check for a…

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Does Yoder Need a Defense?

03/23/2012

Branson Parler has recently written a devastating critique of Paul Martens' new book, The Heterodox Yoder. Though I appreciate what…

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End of Sacrifice Under Review

03/19/2012

The End of Sacrifice has received decent press over the past few weeks. Chris Smith wrote a brief review for the Englewood Review of…

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Relishing the View from the Foot...

02/14/2012

Here is a sermon I delivered at GLCC a few years ago and then again recently at Delta Community Christian Church. It unpacks the abiding…

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A good way to think about the Restoration...

01/04/2012

"It would follow that there is no point at which a renewed recourse to the apostolic writings and their point to Jesus cannot renew us. In…

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Tribute to the Englewood Review...

01/01/2012

In my first blog of 2012 I want to thank Chris Smith and the Englewood Review of Books [ERB] for the exposure they have given my work and…

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A Tolkeinesque Sermon on Hebrews

12/16/2011

Is the work of Christ truly sufficient to meet humanity's deepest needs? No book of the Bible grapples with this question more than…

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Big discount for my new book

12/05/2011

Yes, my new book is out, and yes it retails for a hefty $30. But the publishers have graciously given me a coupon code that I can make…

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My first book is finally in print!

11/11/2011

The Politics of Yahweh, the book that came out of my dissertation, is finally printed and scheduled to be available for purchase later…

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MQR Engages Defending Constantine

11/07/2011

Almost a year ago, I wrote a lengthy informal review article for the Englewood Review of Books that engaged Peter J. Leithart's…

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Celebrating the Yoder Index

10/10/2011

Join Branson Parler, Jason Vance, and I as we commemorate the culmination of more than a year's work to get the John Howard Yoder Index

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New Books on War and Enemy Love

09/25/2011

For those of you interested in contemporary conversations about war, enemy love, and Christian faith, there are two books you may want to…

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The End of Sacrifice is Here!

09/24/2011

My second book editing project is finally finished, on the shelves, and ready to own! Herald Press just released "The End of Sacrifice: The…

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Continuing Conversations about...

09/08/2011

When Peter J. Leithart published "Defending Constantine," the initial response was overwhelmingly positive. Stanley Hauerwas' mostly…

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Christ Did Not Come To Abolish...

08/28/2011

Some of you have read the article I posted a while back entitled "With and Against the Grain: Stanley Hauerwas and the Tumultuous Tale of…

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The Spiritual Writings of Yoder

08/23/2011

It may come as a surprise to some that Orbis Press recently published John Howard Yoder: Spiritual Writings in their Modern…

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John Howard Yoder Quotes

08/05/2011

I have been reading through all of John Howard Yoder's books as part of The Yoder Index Project. Those of you who want to keep up with all…

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For God So Loved the World He Sent...

07/30/2011

Thanks to Rob Bell's controversial book, Love Wins, the relationship between God's love and God's wrath is once again a hot topic.…

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"To do" and "Not to do" with Walk...

06/04/2011

To do:

*Provide students, former students, church leaders with resources that I have found helpful for thinking and teaching about…

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Why "Walk and Word"?

06/03/2011

The first major mistake of my fledgling publishing career was to name the first book I edited Radical Ecumenicity. Apparently, not many…

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The Story behind Walk and Word

06/03/2011

Two years ago I was invited by former students, now co-laborers for the kingdom, to attend what has become the annual “Outhouse…

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