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By Dennis Greeson

BOOK REVIEW: All That God Cares About: Common Grace and Divine Delight

Mouw, Richard J. All that God Cares About: Common Grace and Divine Delight. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2020. The doctrine of common grace forms a pillar of Dutch Neo-Calvinist theology of culture. Tracing its mature articulation to Abraham Kuyper (1837–1920), the doctrine as Richard Mouw understands it affirms that God restrains the full effects of sin …

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BOOK REVIEW: Work and Worship: Reconnecting Our Labor and Liturgy

Kaemingk, Matthew and Cory B. Willson, Work and Worship: Reconnecting Our Labor and Liturgy. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2020. Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in the intersection of faith and work. Matthew Kaemingk, who teaches at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Cory Willson, associate professor at Calvin Theological Seminary, both celebrate the popular …

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BOOK REVIEW: Steven Smith, Pagans and Christians in the City

The contemporary culture wars tearing at America’s social fabric, Steven Smith argues in Pagans and Christians in the City, are less about conservative and liberal values or Christianity versus secular visions of social order. Rather, they amount to a standoff of competing forms of religiosity hundreds of years in the making. In his book, not …

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BOOK REVIEW: James K. A. Smith, How (Not) to be Secular

Secularism is the air we breathe in contemporary Western society. It surrounds us and touches every endeavor, from our politics, to education, and even our churches. Its basic premise is that religious belief is appropriate only for our private lives, and inappropriate for public discourse. The state should not endorse it, our schools should not …

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