The Problem of God (Zondervan, Coming 2017)
The Problem of God is written by a skeptic who became a Christian and then a pastor, all while exploring answers to the most difficult questions raised against Christianity. Mark grew up in an atheistic home, and after his father’s death, began a skeptical search for truth through exploring science, philosophy, and history, asking the big questions of life, and eventually finding answers in Christianity.
In a disarming, winsome, and persuasive way, The Problem of God responds to the top ten questions people raise against God, and Christianity, including, among others:
- The Problem of Science
- The Problem of God’s Existence
- The Problem of the Bible
- The Problem of Evil and Suffering
- The Problem of Hell
- The Problem of Sex
- The Problem of Hypocrisy
Each chapter answers the specific challenge using a mix of theology, philosophy, and science on the one hand, while also using stories, illustrations, and anecdotes. It’s apologetics for the rest of us, focused on both convincing the skeptic, and informing the Christian.
Radical Sex (2015)
In Radical Sex Mark Clark explores why the biblical vision for sex is not less than what is presented by culture, but more. The book is a philosophical, practical, and theological examination of sex which contributes to the cultural discourse by exposing many of the sexual myths we have come to believe. It gives practical advice for couples to enhance and better their sex life which, the author argues, is an essential part of how the church shows the world that God’s vision for sex is the greatest and most satisfying vision of all – and the most radical.
Paul and The Gospel of God (Red Maple Press, 2013)
An exposition of Romans 9-11 with an eye to answering the question of whether the Apostle Paul teaches that Christianity was just for Gentiles, and that Jews are still part of the people of God through the law as many scholars in Pauline scholarship are espousing today, or whether his argument is almost the exact opposite point.
“Mark Clark demonstrates through clear writing and careful exegesis of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans that the Apostle Paul does not maintain a view of “Two Covenants,” one for Jews and one for Gentiles, but one covenant for all people which has been brought to fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Clark explores what Paul’s theology means for the church and its mission today. This is a recommended read for all those interested in Paul’s theology and how it impacts our lives.”
~John W. Martens, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Theology, University of St. Thomas
“The Apostle Paul’s understanding of the gospel, was challenged in his own day as it is in our day. Among the different gospel proposals today is what is known as the Two Covenant View. In this book, scholar-pastor Mark Clark reviews the background history of this proposal and exposes its shortcomings. Using the letter to the Romans as the basis for his critique, Clark engages in an exposition of Romans, that capitalizes on the best of exegetical scholarship to reaffirm the Apostle’s one covenant gospel. The book is an important contribution to the articulation of Pauline theology and a compelling critique of the Two Covenant View.”
~Sven Soderlund, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Regent College