Articles by Jared Oliphint

Newton on the Christian Life

Article by   May 2015
Tony Reinke, Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015. $14.79I imagine many will think this book tells an important yet familiar tale of a repentant man who writes an enduring, widely appealing hymn. Though... continue

Our Make-Believe Parents: When Adam Becomes More Fiction than Fact

Article by   September 2013
In Sunday School rooms across a wide spectrum of churches, you will find Bible storybooks that, around page one, display pictures of Adam and Eve, with illustrators using their best judgment on whether to use well-placed leaves, strategic cropping, or selective poses appropriately to censor the reality of Adam and Eve's nakedness. It's the beginning of our story, and the beginning is sometimes as important as the end. But that reality, and more importantly our first parents' existence, has been and continues to be challenged and denied by some voices even within the church. continue

Tullian Tchividjian, Jesus+Nothing=Everything

Article by   January 2012
Even before the book came out, Jesus + Nothing = Everything had the perfect formula for a popular book: a catchy title that "just sounds right" (p. 25), an author with an intriguingly unique name (Tullian Tchividjian, pronounced cha-vi-jin), his... continue

Review of Tony Reinke, Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books

Article by   November 2011
In full disclosure, I was really excited when I first heard about Lit!. The idea is genius--writing a book about reading books. It made me stop and think about reading, a crucial part of life that I had done for years but hadn't considered with much intention or precision. (That specific point may say something more about me than the genius of the book idea.) So I ventured into the book with eyes wide open, optimistic about finding something of value in light of the amount of material I read in a vain attempt toward keeping up with the evangelical and Reformed worlds continue
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