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December 4, 2013 By CBMW Guest
What is feminism? The answer is not as simple as we might hope. Feminism consists of many streams and traditions. In fact, it might be more appropriate to speak of feminisms. How do we sort through the complexities? Margaret Köstenberger’s Jesus and the Feminists: Who Do They Say That He Is? helps readers sort through...
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November 18, 2013 By Courtney Reissig
Sarah Bessey. Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible’s View of Women. New York: Howard Books, 2013. 256 pp. $14.99. By Courtney Reissig Much has been said about feminism over the years. From non-Christians to Christians, people from varying walks of life claim feminism as their own. Sarah Bessey, however, is making a new...
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November 11, 2013 By CBMW Guest
Roeber, A. G. Hopes for Better Spouses: Protestant Marriage and Church Renewal in Early Modern Europe, India, and North America. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing, 2013. 317 pp. $29.00. By Matt Haste Although many credit the Protestant Reformers for restoring the church to a biblical view of marriage, one prominent historian has recently suggested that their...
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November 4, 2013 By CBMW Guest
In an increasingly post-Christian culture, the Biblical portrait of marriage is becoming more foreign to 21st-century Americans than ever before. Clear and compelling articulations of the biblical portrait of marriage are essential. Tim Keller’s recent work, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God, is one recent example of...
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October 15, 2013 By CBMW Guest
Justin Lee.  Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from Gays-vs.-Christians Debate. New York: Jericho Books, 2012. 259 pp. $21.99. By Samuel Emadi Torn is an autobiographical account of Justin Lee’s journey from being “God boy”—a conservative, Southern Baptist who was convinced the Bible condemned homosexual acts—to now believing that “God would bless gay couples” (206). Lee, the...
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October 11, 2013 By Courtney Reissig
By Courtney Reissig Praying for our husbands is an often talked about spiritual discipline. But how many times do we commit to praying for them in earnest, only to be met with the disappointment days, weeks, and months later when we fall short of our goal to lift our husbands up in prayer? Our desire...
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