People of the Great Commission


Steve Wilkens and Don Thorsen, Everything You Know about Evangelicals Is Wrong (Well, Almost Everything): An Insider’s Look at Myths and Realities (Grand Rapids, MI: BakerBooks, 2010). $16.99, 224 pages. What is evangelical Christianity? In Everything You Know about Evangelicals Is Wrong, Steve Wilkens and Don Thorsen set out to discover “an adequate and accurate definition” by identifying and critiquing several caricatures of the movement on the basis of “the empirical realities of evangelicalism’s history, its present composition, and its trajectories toward the future.” The chapter titles identify the caricatures. Readers learn that “Evangelicals Are Not All…” Mean, Stupid, and … Continue reading People of the Great Commission

Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God


John Piper, Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010). $19.99, 224 pages. What is the relationship between logic and love?   For some, there is no relation. “Love Is a Fallacy” by Max Shulman tells the story of a smart college freshman who pines for Polly Espy, the girlfriend of his big-man-on-campus roommate, Petey Bellows. Petey, however, pines for a raccoon coat, which is all the rage among BMOCs. In exchange for a chance to date Polly, the freshman gives Petey his father’s raccoon coat.   Unfortunately, Polly’s intelligence does not match … Continue reading Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God