The Childhood of Jesus, by J. M. Coetzee

J. M. Coetzee reportedly wanted readers to discover the title of The Childhood of Jesus after reading it. I thought of this often as I read it.

The Torah, the Gospel, and the Qur’an, by Anton Wessels

Anton Wessels emphasizes points of convergence among the Abrahamic religions, even assimilating their scriptural perspectives into a single story. It's an audacious wager, and not without dangers.

Lord and God

Bart Ehrman's How Jesus Became God

Bart Ehrman's conclusions aren't novel to anyone familiar with historical scholarship on Christology. But those aren't the readers he has in mind.

Evangelical and gay

Can one be both an evangelical and affirming of same-sex relationships? Into this minefield have stepped two new voices, one younger and one older.

Slow Church, by C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison

Chris Smith and John Pattison think that church should be less like a drive-through and more like a sit-down restaurant that grows its own vegetables.