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Mar
10

How to Stay Christian in Seminary: A Book Review

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By: Tyler Velin How to Stay Christian in Seminary David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell If you want seminarians to read your book, chum the water with names like Warfield, Frame, Carson, Flavel, Calvin, and Vanhoozer. How to Stay Christian in Seminary by David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell draw you in with the footnotes seminarians love,…
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Feb
14

Top Ten Books from Dr. J. Carl Laney

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The TransformedBlog asked the faculty of Western Seminary to give a brief list of the most influential books (other than the Bible) that they have read. Dr. J. Carl Laney, Professor of Biblical Literature, lists his 10 most influential books – other than those that he’s written:)   Walt Kaiser, The Promise Plan of God. This is a classic…
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Feb
07

6 Most Influential Books: Ron Marrs

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The TransformedBlog asked the faculty of Western Seminary to give a brief list of the most influential books (other than the Bible) that they have read. Dr. Ron Marrs lists his six most influential books. 1.  Knowing God by J.I. Packer By far this book has had the most impact on my life.  The truth of…
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Feb
04

The Strange Thing about Strange Fire: A Review of Strange Fire by Dr. John MacArthur

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Strange Fire, by Dr. John MacArthur (Thomas Nelson, 2013). The controversy concerning the Strange Fire Conference and the release of the book bearing the same name has been ubiquitous in the blogosphere in recent months. It has seemed as if everyone has had an opinion, concern, critique, or praise for Strange Fire. With that being…
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Feb
03

Paul Was Not A Christian: Book Review

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Paul Was Not A Christian, by Pamela Eisenbaum (Harper One, 2009). $15.99 Reviewed by J. Carl Laney I was struck by the title, Paul was not a Christian, when I came across this book in a book catalogue. Of course I agreed! Paul was a Jewish man who embraced Jesus as Israel’s Messiah and Savior.…
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