Jon Taylor

Shane Claiborne & the New Monasticism

A commentary by Jon Taylor The Irresistible Revolution and Red Letter Christianity Shane Claiborne is a founder and proponent of ‘The Simple Way’ which originated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania though now includes faith communities worldwide. It is a network of friends that place great emphasis on living in communities that claim to take seriously the right beliefs and practices of the…read more →

Rob Bell: From Seminary to Operah

by Jon Taylor Background A decade ago, Zondervan published Rob Bell’s first book ‘Velvet Elvis’i which caused quite a stir amongst evangelicals although that was just a ripple compared with the tidal wave caused by his 2011 publication ‘Love Wins.’ii In particular, John Piper was deeply concerned about Bell’s thoughts on penal substitution and the atonement.iii Rob Bell usually writes…read more →

The Harbinger: America’s Future, Review by Jon Taylor

The Harbinger is a 2012 best-selling Christian novel by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, a Messianic Jew. It suggests that the 9/11 terrorism attack was a divine warning to America. Jonathan Cahn’s book is written in the form of a novel although the claim presented, is that what is contained within the story is real. The sub-title immediately grabs one’s attention as…read more →

Heaven is For Real: Book Review by Jon Taylor

Introduction In this New York Times Bestseller, Todd Burpo draws together an account of his son’s recollections of an out of body experience which apparently occurred within three minutes whilst he was fighting for his life and being operated on with a burst appendix. Colton was three when he was given surgery and at the age of four onwards, he…read more →

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