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John Mark Hicks Reviews When Shovels Break

Michael Shanks has published When Shovels Break, a sequel to his Muscle and a Shovel, another novelized treatment of his theology. Shanks asked me to read and review his new book, but having spent so much time on Muscle and a … Continue reading

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Additional Reviews of Muscle & a Shovel

Muscle and a Shovel by Michael Shank is a self-published book relating the story of his conversion from being a Baptist to a member of the Churches of Christ. It’s gained immense popularity among the more conservative Church of Christ … Continue reading

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Muscle & Shovel”: An Open Letter

[Because this is an unusually long post, I’m skipping tomorrow to allow more time for discussion.] We are considering Michael Shank’s book Muscle and a Shovel. (And I guess I did change my mind. What can I say? But this … Continue reading

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Muscle & Shovel Page

I’ve created a Page that provides a table of contents for all the Muscle & Shovel posts, to make it convenient to read, or refer friends to, this material. A link to the Page will remain available at top of … Continue reading

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Muscle & a Shovel Reviews

The following is a table of contents for the posts on Michael Shank’s Muscle and a Shovel. Reader-Requested Review: “Muscle and a Shovel” “Muscle and a Shovel”: In Reply to the Author, Michael Shank “Muscle and a Shovel”: In Reply to … Continue reading

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Muscle & Shovel”: In Conclusion

We are considering Michael Shank’s book Muscle and a Shovel. And we are at the end (unless I change my mind). What’s Missing? Shank’s theology has several flaws. 1. It greatly de-emphasizes Jesus in order to emphasize baptism. You can’t … Continue reading

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Muscle & Shovel”: Chapters 39 – 40 (Faith in the Plan and the Bible; Wrap Up)

We are considering Michael Shank’s book Muscle and a Shovel. Faith = the Plan of Salvation? Back in chapter 35, Shank writes, The Bible definition of faith is belief, repentance, public confession of belief that Christ is God’s Son and … Continue reading

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