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Category: Howard Snyder

Most Important Book of 2016

The most important book of 2016 is The Patient Ferment of the Early Church: The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire, by Alan Kreider (Baker Academic, 2016, 321 pp.). I say this after

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Credo: Politics

When it comes to politics . . . Since I believe in Jesus and the kingdom of God, I believe: The Lord God is a God of righteousness, justice, holiness, truth, and love—all qualities that

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What Pocahontas Found in Heaven

Most people these days know something about Pocahontas. Some even know the true story of her conversion to Christianity, and perhaps of the catechetical instruction she went through. But most people don’t know what happened

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HRC: Hillary Clinton versus John Wesley?

Surprise! John Wesley is mentioned several times in this 450-page book. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, not once. The book is HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton, by journalists Jonathan Allen and

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Leviathan; or, Whale Theology

“God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm” (Gen. 1:21). There is no greater creature on earth—land or sea—than the blue whale. This

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The Problem of Evil Solved!

(Based on a non-canonical hypothetical conversation between Jesus and Thomas.) For forty days after his resurrection, Jesus met often with his apostles, speaking about the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3). The apostles asked many questions

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