Book Review: Parenting is Not a Coin Toss

This book review is unique in that I have a personal relationship with the author, and to some degree have been able to see the formation of his thoughts behind the scenes. Doug van Meter has had one of the biggest impacts on my ministry and thinking over the years, and all without me even…

What is the ‘Perfect’ in 1 Corinthians 13?

Today’s post will be a bit longer than normal, and slightly more technical. To frame this article it would help you to know that this text is part of an ongoing debate in Evangelical circles regarding the ‘revelatory gifts’ of the Holy Spirit. There are some called ‘continuationists’ who teach that the revelatory gifts of…

Are You Putting God in a Box?

“Putting God in a box”, I’m not sure if you have ever been accused of this. I have been reflecting on the accusation, since I don’t want to be guilty of it. Normally it’s used as a theological defence for continuationists (those who believe the sign gifts that the Holy Spirit granted during the apostolic…

Book Review: You Can Change

I was at a conference earlier this year, and while waiting for the sessions to begin, noticed this book on the book table. I had never read Tim Chester before, but had heard a few of his other books bandied about as ’good reads’ in my circle. I was really happy I made this purchase!…

Book Review: Son of Hamas

The Palestinian, Mosab Hassan Yousef describes himself as “a son of that region and of that conflict … a child of Islam and the son of an accused terrorist … a follower of Jesus.” A native of West Bank region of Israel, memories of the massive graveyard in his town and his father’s devotion to…