REVIEW: Jesus’ Life in Dying by Friedrich Schleiermacher

Book: Jesus’ Life in Dying: Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Pre-Easter Reflections to the Community of the Redeemer by Friedrich Schleiermacher; translated by Iain G. Nicol and Allen G. Jorgenson Publisher: Cascade Books (an Imprint of Wipf & Stock), 2020. Overview: This new collection of sermons […]

REVIEW: Samuel Beckett’s ‘Philosophy Notes’

Book: Samuel Beckett’s ‘Philosophy Notes’ edited by Steven Matthews and Matthew Feldman Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2020. Overview: This volume contains Becket’s most extensive previously unpublished writings: his philosophy notes from the 1930s. The editorial work that went into the text is impressive, as […]

When the CIA Conspired to Crush Liberation Theology

When Latin American liberation theology was developing, the United States took part in the so-called Cold War. One of the common misconceptions about the Cold War is that it was bloodless. The reality is, it was a brutal struggle, especially […]

REVIEW: Church Conflicts by Ernst Käsemann

Ernst Käsemann

Book: Church Conflicts: The Cross, Apocalyptic, and Political Resistance by Ernst Käsemann Publisher: Baker Academic, 2021 Overview: Available for the first time in English, this collection of essays will be of great interest to both scholars and newcomers to Käsemann alike. As an exploration […]

REVIEW: Karl Barth: A Life in Conflict by Christiane Tietz

Book: Karl Barth: A Life in Conflict by Christiane Tietz Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2021. Overview: Tietz’s new biography of Karl Barth is a detailed and compelling portrait of a life in conflict. The book offers vital insight into the biographical setting […]

Christ’s Wait for Godot (Preview)

This is an excerpt from the introduction to my new book, Christ’s Wait for Godot: A Theological Appreciation of Samuel Beckett. You can buy the book directly from my website or on Amazon. ———————— The only certainty in life is uncertainty; […]

On Unpublishing My Rapture Book

In 2015, I published a short book called 10 Reasons Why the Rapture Must Be Left Behind. It was essentially written as a marketing ploy, the idea being to take one of my most popular articles at the time and expand it […]

James Cone and Why He Matters

This week I released my new book, James Cone in Plain English. I am proud of it and hope the book makes an impact. But if I am honest, I am also quite nervous. Writing something for so long only to […]