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Jared Wilson: A Novel Every Christian Should Consider Reading

Sep 24, 2014 | Justin Taylor

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This is the final entry in a blog series on Novels Every Christian Should Consider Reading.

Jared Wilson is the pastor of Middletown Springs Community Church in Middletown Springs, Vermont.

He is the author of several books, the latest two of which are The Storytelling God: Seeing the Glory of Jesus in His Parables and The Wonder-Working God: Seeing the Glory of Jesus in His Miracles.

He blogs at Gospel-Driven Church and you can follow him on Twitter, @JaredCWilson.

 

My first encounter with Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair was in reviewing the Neil Jordan film adaptation with Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore for my college newspaper. I hated it. There was a spirit of something intriguing there about faith and disbelief, but the whole thing seemed muted, hazy, smeared over with the maudlin romanticism so common in Hollywood period pieces. Someone later convinced me to pick up the source material, however, and I discovered in Greene’s work, the fourth of his more explicitly Christian novels, what could not be captured on screen—the often maddening complexities of belief and disbelief, and the thin line between raging against God and fearing him.

“A story has no beginning or end,” Greene’s story begins. There is something else that has no beginning or end—or Someone else, rather, and his shadow looms large over each page of the novel, which chronicles the adulterous affair between writer Maurice Bendrix and Sarah Miles, the wife of a British officer.

The illicit …

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Wesley Hill: A Novel Every Christian Should Consider Reading

Sep 05, 2014 | Justin Taylor

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Wesley Hill argues, “Its plot is elegantly simple, and it builds to a quietly devastating conclusion.”

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Drinking, Hooking Up, and Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Jul 17, 2014 | Justin Taylor

Two recent graduates of Princeton University explain the connection between drinking and sexual assault, and also show why the position of college administrations is largely incoherent.

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A Christian Law Professor’s Three Predictions about the Future of Religious Liberty in the U.S.

Jul 17, 2014 | Justin Taylor

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A very helpful article from a lawyer and law professor who argues, in part, that on religious groups will accept a distinction between “sexual conduct” and “sexual orientation” and that those groups will almost certainly lose the legal effort to maintain this distinction.

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Pro-Life Efforts in Chinese Churches: An On-the-Ground Report

Jul 11, 2014 | Justin Taylor

An excellent on-the-ground report on China that should fuel our prayers for a country where abortion is rampant.

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Online Schedule for TGC Women’s Conference Livestreaming

Jun 28, 2014 | Justin Taylor

Here is the complete schedule for all the sessions that will be livestreamed from the TGC Women’s conference, starting today and continuing through Sunday.

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Foundational Literature of Western Civilization

Jun 24, 2014 | Justin Taylor

Doug Wilson’s list, along with some recommendations from yours truly on translations and children’s versions.

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N.T. Wright on Gay “Marriage”

Jun 11, 2014 | Justin Taylor

N.T. Wright explains that gay marriage is an inappropriate redefinition of what marriage means.

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The Mass Delusion of Transgenderism

Jun 02, 2014 | Justin Taylor

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Kevin D. Williamson of National Review argues that our feelings cannot determine reality.

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Embracing the Strangeness of Christianity with Clarity

May 22, 2014 | Justin Taylor

A quote from Russell Moore’s latest interview.

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Why Does God Care Whom I Sleep With?

Apr 28, 2014 | Justin Taylor

A half-hour evangelistic talk from Andrew Wilson in response to one of the “big objections.”

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Why There Is No Such Thing as “Casual Sex”

Apr 23, 2014 | Justin Taylor

A quote from Dallas Willard.

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