Weighted Glory

My Review of the 2011 NIV

Isn’t it awesome how I’ve been neglecting this blog for over two months? Or not. Anyhow, my review of the 2011 update of the New International Version was published in the Winter 2011 issue of Priscilla Papers. That article has been made available online as one of CBE’s free articles: “Book Review: 2011 NIV Bible” […] Read more…

Review: Till We Have Faces

Reflections on one of my first Christian literary loves I read a ton of C. S. Lewis in high school: The Space Trilogy, The Great Divorce, Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Problem of Pain, A Grief Observed, The Weight of Glory, and a whole bunch of his shorter essays. At the time I felt […] Read more…

Sermon on Luke 11:1-13

My NT 6221 class requires a sermon on either Luke 5:1-11 or Luke 11:1-13. I selected the latter passage. The requirements were that it be 7-8 pages long in outline form and utilize at least three commentaries or journal articles. I’ve never composed a sermon, let alone preached one, so this is new territory for […] Read more…

Review: The Mind of the Master Class

The Mind of the Master Class: History and Faith in the Southern Slaveholders’ Worldview by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese and Eugene D. Genovese [October 2005; reviewed 11-18-2010] It’s been a long time since I posted either a book review or anything that I wrote for a class, so I’m posting in PDF form the review I just […] Read more…

Mutuality Article on Women in Mormonism

Mutuality is a quarterly magazine published by Christians for Biblical Equality. The theme for this season’s issue was “Building a Bridge to People of Other Faiths,” so I submitted an article on women in Mormonism entitled, “How Wide the Divide, and Can Biblical Equality Bridge It?” My article is approximately 1800 words long and covers […] Read more…

Review: Evangelical Feminism

Evangelical Feminism: A History by Pamela D. H. Cochran [January 2005] The history this book attempts to cover is a fascinating one in terms of the internal struggle within the Protestant world concerning the equality of women in the church and home. It describes the rise of the Evangelical Women’s Caucus (now the Evangelical & […] Read more…

Review — Highly Recommended Book: Jesus Girls

Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical by Hannah Faith Notess (editor) [September 2009; reviewed 12-29-2009] Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical. The title made me think that the authors intended to spend most of their pages complaining about the treatment of women in evangelical Christianity, a “Festivus: […] Read more…