THE PRIEST WITH DIRTY CLOTHES – R.C. Sproul (2011)

On Sunday morning, I was  preparing for worship.  My ten year old son came bolting onto the platform.  He had important news to share – news that probably had something to do with a new video game or Lego set.  Nathan said with a smile on his face, “R.C. Sproul’s new book is out!” WeContinue reading “THE PRIEST WITH DIRTY CLOTHES – R.C. Sproul (2011)”

THE GOSPEL CENTERED LIFE – Bob Thune (2011)

The Gospel-Centered Life by Bob Thune is short, yet powerful study designed to help Christ-followers live in a way that reflects the Lord Jesus Christ and his gospel. Each lesson is self-contained and includes helpful discussion questions and a short article that supplements the specific aim of the chapter. The lessons are arranged as follows:Continue reading “THE GOSPEL CENTERED LIFE – Bob Thune (2011)”

TELL THE TRUTH – Will Metzger (2002 Revised)

Books on evangelism are a dime a dozen these days.  Much of what passes for “evangelism” is watered-down, pragmatic, and in the final analysis promotes a different gospel (Gal. 1:6).  Tell the Truth by Will Metzger stands head and shoulders above every other book I’ve read about evangelism. The subtitle is a nice summary ofContinue reading “TELL THE TRUTH – Will Metzger (2002 Revised)”

FEELINGS AND FAITH: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life – Brian Borgman (2009)

The thesis of Jonathan Edwards’ landmark work, Religious Affections is clear: “True religion, in great part, consists in holy affections.”  This reality was embraced by the Reformers and the English Puritans.  Our forefathers not only stressed the importance of theology; they stressed the necessity of holy affections, to borrow Edwards phrase. Tragically, however a shiftContinue reading “FEELINGS AND FAITH: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life – Brian Borgman (2009)”

THE FAITH OF JOSEPH: Pits and Pinnacles – Part 3

The faith of Joseph is a wonder to behold.  His life serves as an inspiration for all who profess faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  In the past several posts, we have seen the faith of Joseph unfold in the emerging drama.  We have seen the role of doctrine in the life of Joseph.  TheContinue reading “THE FAITH OF JOSEPH: Pits and Pinnacles – Part 3”

THE FAITH OF JOSEPH: PITS AND PINNACLES – Part 2

In our last post, we looked at the drama that unfolded in Joseph’s life and how he responded to betrayal and false accusation.  This humble man of God responded with a God-centered faith.  How did he do it?  What enabled this man to respond to his betrayers in a way that honored the Lord?  TheContinue reading “THE FAITH OF JOSEPH: PITS AND PINNACLES – Part 2”

THE FAITH OF JOSEPH: PITS AND PINNACLES – Part 1

In 1859, Charles Darwin published his work, On the Origin of Species.  Before his book was released, Christian thinkers like Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield maintained the Christian faith alone formed the only coherent and satisfying worldview. Darwin promoted what we might refer to as the uniformity of natural causes in a closed system.  WithContinue reading “THE FAITH OF JOSEPH: PITS AND PINNACLES – Part 1”

THE BONE HOUSE – Steven Lawhead (2011)

Steven R. Lawhead’s, The Bone House is the second book in the Bright Empires Series.  Lawhead continues to develop his imaginative work in this novel – a blending of C.S. Lewis, John Bunyan, Dan Brown, and Albert Einstein. The Bone House is a fascinating mixture of fantasy, ontology, metaphysics, science, and time travel.  But theContinue reading “THE BONE HOUSE – Steven Lawhead (2011)”

JESUS CHRIST AND THE LIFE OF THE MIND – Mark Noll (2011)

Mark Noll’s latest book, Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind is “oxygen” for the soul.  Noll’s encouragement is greatly needed in our day.  Many find themselves suffocating in these postmodern times.  The thin air of anti-intellectualism is sucking the life out of the church.  And the poisonous winds of heresy threaten the veryContinue reading “JESUS CHRIST AND THE LIFE OF THE MIND – Mark Noll (2011)”

FATHERS AND SONS: STAND FAST IN THE WAY OF TRUTH – Douglas Bond (2008)

I have been on the lookout for a good book to read with my ten-year old son.  Fathers and Sons Stand Fast in the Way of Truth by Douglas Bond is the book I’ve been looking for. The author addresses a host of issues that young men need to think through, evaluate, and determine whereContinue reading “FATHERS AND SONS: STAND FAST IN THE WAY OF TRUTH – Douglas Bond (2008)”