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A young Calvinist discovers grace in Spanish Catholic mystics. (If that’s what it takes.)

Posted by PeteEnns on August 7, 2013 in Christian faith and life interviews

Today’s post is by Dr. Chuck DeGroat, the first of 2 posts entitled Reformed and Contemplative: Discovering Both 16th Century Reformations. And I’ll bet you thought there was only one. DeGroat is the author of Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places, and co-founder and senior fellow at the Newbigin House of Studies, a partnership between City Church San Francisco (where he has served as

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On Not Having All the Answers (“Coffeehouse Theology” in a postmodern world)

Posted by PeteEnns on June 24, 2013 in Christian faith and life doubt interviews 79 Comments

Today’s post is an interview with Ed Cyzewski (MDiv, Biblical Theological Seminary), author of Coffeehouse Theology: Reflecting on God in Everyday Life (NavPress). This book is an introduction to contextual theology, i.e., to “help the reader understand, shape, and live out practical Christian theology in the postmodern context” (from the book’s webpage), rather than seeing honest questions as a

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Is Christian Apologetics Secular and Unbiblical? An interview with Myron Penner

Posted by PeteEnns on June 10, 2013 in defending the faith interviews 56 Comments

Today’s post is an interview with Myron Penner (PhD, University of Edinburgh), author of the upcoming The End of Apologetics: Christian Witness in a Postmodern Context, slated to be released July 1. Penner is an Anglican priest in the Diocese of Edmonton, Alberta. He previously taught at Prairie College and Graduate School and served as a

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What Wine Would Jesus Drink? (a new book tells you)

Posted by PeteEnns on June 3, 2013 in interviews

Today’s post is an interview is with Randall Heskett, co-author of Divine Vintage: Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age. Heskett holds advanced degrees in biblical studies and ancient Near Eastern languages from Yale (S.T.M.) and University of Toronto (Ph.D), and his publications include Messianism within the Scriptural Scroll of Isaiah and Reading the Book

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Introducing the Next Generation of Christians, with Tom Krattenmaker

Posted by PeteEnns on May 29, 2013 in Evangelicalism interviews

Today we have an interview with Tom Krattenmaker, author of The Evangelicals You Don’t Know: Introducing the Next Generation of Christians. Though not an evangelical himself, Krattenmaker challenges stereotypes of evangelicals and introduces readers to “new evangelicals,” those not interested in perpetuating culture wars. Krattenmaker is a Portland-based writer specializing in religion and public life

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No Beauty without Ash: The Paradox of True Christian Art (or, getting ready for Easter)

Posted by PeteEnns on February 27, 2013 in Christian faith and life interviews

Today’s post is written by Brandon Ambrosino, a self-described “post-evangelical, orthodox Christian,” who is active in the performing arts and is currently a member of Actors’ Equity Association. He studied Literature and Philosophy at Liberty University. You can learn more about him on Twitter, Facebook, and over at his blog. As a Christian employed in

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Half the Church: A Brief Interview with Carolyn Custis James

Posted by PeteEnns on February 22, 2013 in interviews

Today’s post is a brief interview with Carolyn Custis James about her most recent book Half the Church: Recapturing God’s Global Vision for Women. For those 7 or 8 of you out there who don’t know who Carolyn is, her online bio will tell you that she is a busy writer and a popular speaker at women’s

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