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Cold-Case Christianity for Kids – Book Review

Cold-Case Christianity for Kids – A Review A couple of days before I met Jim Wallace for the first time, I received an unexpected package in the mail. It was a copy of Cold-Case Christianity For Kids by Jim and Susie Wallace. I’d heard about this book and was looking forward to getting my hands […]

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Book Review – God’s Crime Scene by J. Warner Wallace

God’s Crime Scene In this book, Cold-Case Detective and former atheist J. Warner Wallace builds a cumulative case for the existence of God from a homicide detective’s perspective. While some of God’s Crime Scene reminded me of William Lane Craig’s On Guard, including the book size, and “look and feel” from the same publisher, I found Jim’s unique […]

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Book Review – The Outrageous Idea of the Missional Professor by Paul Gould

Faith, Work and the Academy Over the summer, I finally had the chance to read a great little book I’d been wanting to pick up: The Outrageous Idea of the Missional Professor by Paul Gould. I’m convinced that if God cares about us, he cares about every part of out lives–and that includes our work. How should […]

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God’s Super Apostles by Doug Geivett and Holly Pivec

In November, I attended the Evangelical Theological Society’s Annual Meeting in San Diego. While I was there, I was pleasantly surprised to meet a friend from my undergrad days at Biola University, Holly Pivec. She’s also a fellow graduate of the M.A. in Christian Apologetics program at Biola. Turns out, she was giving a presentation with Doug Geivett, who […]

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Truth Matters – Confident Faith in a Confusing World

Speaking of Faith When I was a student ministries pastor in Northern California, a parent in our church gave me a book called, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. According to the authors, most teens aren’t well-equipped to talk about their faith or spiritual things in general. This was something I saw […]

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Defending the Faith by Mary Jo Sharp – Book Review

A Review of Defending the Faith Looking for a book on women’s ministry that stands out from the crowd? I found one. It’s a great new book I was given by Kregel on apologetics in women’s ministry: Defending the Faith by Mary Jo Sharp. Full disclosure: MJ is a friend and fellow alumni of Biola […]

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DVD Review – What’s in the Bible? (Vol. 10) “Jesus is the Good News!”

Bible, Theology and Apologetics for kids A couple of months ago, I reviewed a fun series of 9 DVDs for kids from Veggie Tales Creator Phil Vischer, called Buck Denver Asks, “What’s in the Bible?” This month, Phil’s team sent me a review copy of the 10th DVD in this fun series: “Jesus is the […]

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DVD Review – What’s In the Bible? Series for Kids

9 Fine DVDs for Children Looking for a great gift for a kid? This DVD series from Veggie Tales creator Phil Vischer caught my attention when me and my 8-year old saw a clip playing at the Dallas Theological Seminary bookstore. Why? Cause it had a puppet named Buck Denver in it. And I instantly remembered […]

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Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman – Book Review

Questioning Evangelism Looking for a short read that’s insightful and practical? Check out a very accessible book called Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman. I almost put this on the required reading list for my “Practicing Apologetics and Evangelism” class at Western Seminary, but I ended up leaving it off, thinking the course load was already […]

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Gift Ideas: 8 Great Books that Rocked My World

Gift Books for Christians Wondering what to give that Christian friend or family member who shares your passion for loving God with your mind as well as your emotions? Last year, I featured gift books for both skeptics and believers. This year, I’m focusing in on gifts for your Christian brothers and sisters that will […]

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