Stuff Related to Christianity

Note: Not everything on this page is specifically Christian, but it is related in one way or another to issues of concern to Christians.

Book reviews

20 Most Asked Questions about the Amish and Mennonites by Merle and Phyllis Good
5000 B.C. and Other Philosophical Fantasies by Raymond Smullyan
After Virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation by Rod Dreher
Beyond Racial Division: A Unifying Alternative to Colorblindness and Racism by George Yancey
Beyond Racial Gridlock: Embracing Mutual Responsibility by George Yancey
The Book of the Elders: Sayings of the Desert Fathers, The Systematic Collection by John Wortley (trans.)
Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles? An MIT Professor Answers Questions on God and Science by Ian Hutchinson
Church, State and Public Justice: Five Views by P. C. Kemeny (ed.)
Christ Killers by Jeremy Cohen
The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby
Compassion & Conviction: The AND Campaign’s Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement by Justin Giboney, Michael Wear, and Chris Butler
Darfur: A 21st Century Genocide by Gérard Prunier
The Discovery of Genesis: How the Truths of Genesis Were Found Hidden in the Chinese Language by C. H. Kang and Ethel R. Nelson
Divided By Faith by Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith
The Doors of the Sea: Where Was God in the Tsunami? by David Bentley Hart
Equations from God by Daniel Cohen
An Evaluation of the International Justice Mission’s “Project Lantern” by Andrew Jones, Rhonda Schlangen and Rhodora Bucoy
Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican...or Democrat by Lisa Sharon Harper
Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard
Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality by Pauline W. Chen
God at Work: The History and Promise of the Faith at Work Movement by David W. Miller
Fire Within: The Story of Wu Yung by Wu Yung
Hell Is the Absence of God by Ted Chiang
A Hunger for God: Desiring God through Fasting and Prayer by John Piper
Imagination Redeemed: Glorifying God With a Neglected Part of Your Mind by Gene Edward Veith Jr. and Matthew P. Ristuccia
Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn
Killing With Kindness: Haiti, International Aid, and NGOs by Mark Schuller
The Language of God by Francis Collins
Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss
Mathematicians and Their Gods: Interactions Between Mathematics and Religious Beliefs by Snezana Lawrence and Mark McCartney (eds.)
Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith by James Bradley and Russell Howell
The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions by Marcus J. Borg and N. T. Wright
Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Raod (3rd edition) by Timothy Keller
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity by Loren Graham and Jean-Michel Kantor
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever
The Novice: A Story of True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh
Origins: A Reformed Look at Creation, Design, & Evolution by Deborah and Loren Haarsma
Practical Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Timothy Keller
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander, M.D.
Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope by Esau McCaulley
Remember Death: The Surprising Path to Living Hope by Matthew McCullough
Revelations: Personal Responses to the Books of the Bible, Canongate Books
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity, by Nabeel Qureshi
The Shack by William Paul Young
Shaking the System: What I Learned from the Great American Reform Movements by Tim Stafford
Sing!: How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church by Keith and Kristyn Getty
There Is a God by Antony Flew
A Thousand Hills to Heaven: Love, Hope, and a Restaurant in Rwanda by Josh Ruxin
Travesty in Haiti by Timothy T. Schwartz
Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential by Dan Pallotta
Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good by Steven Garber
We Are Not the Hero: A Missionary’s Guide for Sharing Christ, not a Culture of Dependency by Jean Johnson
Weep With Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation by Mark Vroegop
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick Deneen
Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice by Eric Mason
The Year of Living Biblically by A. J. Jacobs

Haiti trips

March 2011
March 2012
March 2014
March 2015
March 2016
March 2017
March 2018
March 2019 (Dominican Republic)

Daniel Chow 周天和 (1926–2022)

Chinese Wikipedia page
U.S. memorial service (English/Cantonese, 9 March 2022) [part 1] [part 2] [part 3]
二零二二年七月三日香港追思會 (程序表)
Condolences (mostly Chinese, some English)
Nov 1, 2020 sermon on gratitude (Cantonese)
Memorial Book (25 MB)

Charitable organizations

GiveWell evaluates charities using sounder methodology than most “watchdog” agencies
Partners in Health
Foundation For Peace: [Ben’s blog] [Liz’s blog] [Andrea’s blog] [Jon’s blog]
Village Reach
Science Club for Girls
Girls’ Angle
Home of Loving Faithfulness
Place of Promise
Institute for Credible Christianity
Stone Hill Church
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices

Reference material

Parables for Modern Academia (Deborah and Loren Haarsma)
Newcomb's paradox, predestination, and free will
Toilet Paper and the Resurrection
Soc.religion.christian FAQ (difficult doctrines, cults, etc.)
The Book of Common Prayer
Hunger and Public Action (the best book I know on hunger; click here for my review)
Human Rights Web
The Atheism Web
An inspiring article on Fred Cuny (cached)

Creation and evolution

A Christian's Guide to Creation and Evolution (written by me; dated but hopefully still relevant)
A simple refutation of the argument from irreducible complexity archive archive
Institute for Creation Research
National Center for Science Education

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