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Becoming faithful stewards of power is God’s design for human flourishing, or so claims Andy Crouch in his latest book, Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power. In today's article, read Guy William's summary and review of this important work which thoughtfully engages a critical issue for the church today.

Austin Fischer narrates this journey—into and out of Calvinism—in his newly published book Young, Restless, No Longer Reformed. Fischer’s journey will engage readers of all theological persuasions, but it is his theological arguments for leaving Calvinism woven throughout his narration that will force readers to set the book down after each chapter and ponder the questions, “Who is God?” and “How do I know?”

Why is Harry Potter still so relevant to so many people? Molly Just explains what the church might learn from the ways people identify with JK Rowling's wildly popular series.

There's a difference between how we treat homosexuality as an issue and how we treat people who struggle with homosexuality. Taylor Brown shares what we must do as the Church in terms of actual people.

With questions about gender identity, homosexual marriage, pornography, and sex trafficking needing answers, the church has either ignored the issue or responded with ideas that have left the average Christian confused. Joshua Toepper reviews a great resource for understanding human sexuality from a Christian lens.

What are the Gospels for? Putting it another way, why did Jesus live? In this book review, Nathan Brasfield shows us why reclaiming N.T. Wright's patricular reading of the Gospels in How God Became King is important if the church is to understand the person and work of Jesus correctly.

Anyone interested in gaining a more vivid, authentic picture of Jesus and his environment—only within which his words and deeds are properly understood—should read the work of Amy-Jill Levine. In today's post, Nathan Brasfield review her most recent work, Short Stories by Jesus.

Taste the Evangelical Rainbow Book Review: Why We Belong: Evangelical Unity and Denominational Diversity (Crossway, 2013) Evangelicals unite around an unwavering commitment to the authority of Scripture,...

The Sermons of John Wesley: A Collection for the Christian Journey is quite possibly the best compilation of Wesley sermons to date.  Yes I...

What is the Gospel? Are we reducing it to simply a gospel of sin management? or is it most expansive? Scot McKnight's newest book, The King Jesus Gospel, tackles that question offering a fresh perspective on an age-old question. This Seedbed summary breaks down the book and offers a Wesleyan perspective on it. Read this summary to find out if this book is one that would be helpful to your ministry.

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