The Bible Tells Me So, by Peter Enns

The Bible Tells Me So by Peter Enns

by Christopher Ray

The Bible Tells Me So, by Peter Enns, New York: Harper One, 2014, 267 pp, paperback, ISBN: 978-0062272034.

What do you do when the Bible doesn’t behave? Well, if you follow the lead of Peter Enns, you decide that the Canaanite genocide never happened, that the creation narratives were designed by post-exilic writers to justify and support Israel’s national identity, and that stories of Jesus’ birth in the Gospels were embellished in order to underscore the broader implications of Jesus’ life and work. Continue reading “The Bible Tells Me So, by Peter Enns”

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Learning Theology with the Church Fathers, by Christopher A. Hall

by Christopher Ray

Learning Theology with the Church Fathers, by Christopher A. Hall, Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Academic, 2002, 308 pp, paperback, ISBN: 978-0830826865

A pastor once said to me, “If you want information about God, books written in the last five years are great. But, if you want intimacy with God read books written at least 500 years ago.” Continue reading “Learning Theology with the Church Fathers, by Christopher A. Hall”