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
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
The Book of the Elders: Sayings of the Desert Fathers, The Systematic Collection by John Wortley (trans.)
Church, State and Public Justice by P. C. Kemeny (ed.)
Christ Killers by Jeremy Cohen
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
The Doors of the Sea: Where Was God in the Tsunami? by David Bentley Hart
Equations from God by Daniel Cohen
Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican...or Democrat by Lisa Sharon Harper
Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality by Pauline W. Chen
Fire Within: The Story of Wu Yung by Wu Yung
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
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
Revelations: Personal Responses to the Books of the Bible, Canongate Books
The Shack by William Paul Young
There Is a God by Antony Flew
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
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
The Year of Living Biblically by A. J. Jacobs


Haiti trips

March 2011
March 2012
March 2014
March 2015
March 2016
March 2017


Charitable organizations

GiveWell evaluates charities using sounder methodology than most “watchdog” agencies
Partners in Health
Foundation For Peace: [Chris’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
CASPAR, Inc.
Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices
Pact


Reference material

Parables for Modern Academia (Deborah and Loren Haarsma)
Newcomb's paradox, predestination, and free will
Toilet Paper and the Resurrection
ICLnet and Virtual Christianity contain a ton of links and online documents.
Soc.religion.christian FAQ (difficult doctrines, cults, etc.)
The Book of Common Prayer
Ethics Updates (abortion, hunger, discrimination, etc.)
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


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
evolution@calvin.edu archive
Talk.origins archive
Institute for Creation Research
National Center for Science Education

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