Review: A House for My Name

(This review is abridged from a critical analysis submitted for a seminary course.) Peter J. Leithart.  A House for My Name: A Survey of the Old Testament.  Moscow, ID: Canon Press, 2000. 279 pp. $21.00 Introduction Most Christians struggle to grasp the relevance of the Old Testament and, all to often, fail to see the…

Review: Word Pictures

Godawa, Brian. Word Pictures: Knowing God Through Story & Imagination.  Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2009. There seems to be a recent movement within the Protestant community to finally start talking about the arts and their role in the Christian life.  Numerous publishers in the evangelical and mainline streams have released direct or indirect approaches to…

Hitchens Nails “Liberal” Christianity

Christopher Hitchens, the famous (or infamous) atheist and self-proclaimed “anti-theist,” recently articulated quite well what is at stake in Christian belief and why liberal Christianity is, in essence, not Christianity at all, in his interview with the liberal Unitarian minister Marilyn Sewell in Portland Monthly.  Here is my favorite and, I believe, most potent part…

I Thoroughly Enjoy Douglas Wilson

I just want to take this moment at the start of the new year to show a bit of appreciation for a pastor I enjoy from afar.  Douglas Wilson is the notably pithy pastor of Christ Church of Moscow, Idaho and is a senior fellow at New Saint Andrews College, a classical Christian college which…