Category Archives: Reviews

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Disarming the Scriptures

When I saw the announcement for Craig Bettendorf’s new book A Biblical Defense Guide for Gays, Lesbians and Those Who Love Them my first reaction was to groan. Why in the world do we need yet another book about what the Bible does and does


Purple Hearts and Silver Stars | Book Review

Janice Josephine Carney‘s Purple Hearts and Silver Stars is unique among transgender memoirs for many reasons. First, it is not written in narrative form. It includes poems, essays, short stories, journal entries, play excerpts, and “rants.” Secondly, these various writings are not in chronological order.

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The Impossible Will Take a Little While, by Paul Loeb

Living in Hope When You’re Not an Optimist An optimist, my favorite definition goes, is someone who falls off a skyscraper and as he passes the thirtieth floor thinks: “So far, so good.” The Bush presidency, the corporate take-over of the US, and the destruction


If Grace Is True: Why God Will Save Every Person | Review

If Grace Is True: Why God Will Save Every Person is a book that is sheer joy to read and experience. It turns traditional orthodox theology, be it Reformation, Pre-Reformation, Post-Reformation, Orthodox on its ear and is perhaps the best contemporary exposition of Universalism in today’s