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

Christianity & Western Thought, Volume 3: Journey to Postmodernity in the 20th Century


Alan G. Padgett and Steve Wilkens, Christianity and Western Thought, Vol. 3: Journey to Postmodernity in the Twentieth Century (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009). $35.00, 388 pages. Tertullian, the North African church father, famously asked, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” Athens was a cipher for rational philosophy; Jerusalem for revealed theology. Tertullian’s answer to this question was apparently, “Nothing.” In the two millennia of its existence, however, the mainstream of the Christian church has answered, “Quite a lot.” Over the past twenty years, InterVarsity Press has published a three-volume survey of the interactions between reason and faith, … Continue reading Christianity & Western Thought, Volume 3: Journey to Postmodernity in the 20th Century