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Book Review: Counterfeit Gospels by Trevin Wax

Paperback: 240 pagesPublisher: Moody Publishers; New Edition edition (March 24, 2011)ISBN-10: 080242337X





For generations the church has attempted to overcome false gospels. Those "lost" sections of scripture that attempted to distort and change the words of Jesus. However the modern church is in a crisis, not of changed words of Jesus but a change perceptions of the meaning of the Gospel. In an attempt to make the gospel more easy to understand, more palatable, less controversial, and all and all less dangerous it has created a counterfeit gospel. This gospel is even more dangerous because it hasn't changed the Bible itself necessarily but rather exchange the dictates and the standards by which we should be held to. In Counterfeit Gospels Trevin Wax describes the threefold crisis in the church: A lack of confidence in the GospelA lack of clarity in the Gospel A lack of Gospel community
The book describes the counterfeits very well. With the "three legged stool"…

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In the spirit of giving... and Coffee #OperationRedCup

There is an amazing story floating out there right now about a Raleigh NC mom of two, named Sunny Myers, who after having a "really bad parenting in the trenches day" (her words not mine) decided to post a picture of her Starbucks card on Instagram to encourage people to buy coffee for one another. This has gone viral (of course, Coffee + Giving = Viral Content)

The cool part about this is that everyone can get involved, if you want to participate all you need to do is show the card at the register have them scan it. If there is any money on the card you get to get free coffee MAKE SURE YOU TAKE A PIC and post it #OperationRedCup and if there isn't well then you need to reload it (cheapskate) I recommend putting  At lest $10.00 on it, why not, imagine what that could mean to some other mom (or dad) of two or in my case four... I could use a coffee break, I am writing two papers on the evidences for and against "Quantum Mechanics and its effect on the brain" (sor…

Review True Reason: Christian Responses to the Challenge of Atheism

True Reason: Christian Responses to the Challenge of Atheism (Kindle Edition)



Print Length: 278 pagesPublisher: Patheos Press (March 9, 2012)Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.Language: EnglishASIN: B007J71S62







I have read many of the books on both sides of the debate myself, from God Delusion, God is not Great, Portable Atheist, and many others, by Harris, Dennett, Dawkins and Hitchens, as well as the "oldies" by Darwin, Russell, and others. Being well versed on the New Atheist perspective and also a university level educator. I can say that this book holds reason and rational thinking to the light. It is not personal digs or venting half-cocked ideologies like those who are claiming to be the "brights" or the reasonable ones of the New Atheist Leadership. True Reason is simply straightforward easy to read and logically laid out.
This book very clearly and without the sarcastic belittling (that many New Atheists write with) held the feet to the fire of the outrageo…