What are a few indulgences among friends?: Craig Harline’s new biography of Martin Luther

I absolutely loved Craig Harline's memoir of his mission in Belgium in Way Below the Angels, and I hoped he had written more. It is funny, moving, and honest about the spiritual growth and trials built into serving a mission. It turns out that he is a history professor at BYU now, and he just... Continue Reading →

Book review: “Grace Is Not God’s Backup Plan: An Urgent Paraphrase of Paul’s Letter to the Romans”

Paul's epistle to the Romans is yet another text that I found very opaque in my initial readings of the New Testament when I began to study in my teens. First off, much of it seemed irrelevant to a modern reader, dealing with the law of circumcision and the like. To the uninformed reader, this... Continue Reading →

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