Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering – Timothy Keller

I have yet to meet a person who enjoys pain and suffering.  Yet suffering is a part of the warp and woof of life.  It is not a part of God’s original intent for creation.  Since Adam’s first sin, pain and suffering have been an abnormal part of the cosmos.  Suffering is an unwelcome guest […]

Lincoln’s Battle With God: A President’s Struggle With Faith and What It Meant For America (2012)

Stephen Mansfield, Lincoln’s Battle With God: A President’s Struggle With Faith and What It Meant For America Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2012, 254 pp. $13.31 The sixteenth president of the United States is dearly beloved by conservatives and liberals alike. He is known for his exemplary leadership, uncompromising character, and love for liberty. Yet his approachContinue reading “Lincoln’s Battle With God: A President’s Struggle With Faith and What It Meant For America (2012)”

The Conscience of a Conservative for the 21st-Century

The reason that I am a Conservative can be summarized by three important influences: 1. The influence of my parents and grandparents. 2. The leadership of President Ronald Reagan which restored American exceptionalism. 3. The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater The Conscience of a Conservative was written by Barry Goldwater in 1961.  IContinue reading “The Conscience of a Conservative for the 21st-Century”

Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God – Brian Zahnd

COMMENDING JONATHAN EDWARDS I will never forget a very special evening with a small group of Christ-followers at the McLean home.  My good friend, Don suggested that we read Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards in one sitting – on our knees.  And so a group of middle-aged adults gathered in Don’sContinue reading “Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God – Brian Zahnd”

The Happiness of God – Part 3

God is eternally happy. Over the past few days, we have been learning about the reality of God’s happiness and the reasons for God’s happiness. We conclude this brief study by focusing on our response to this happy God. The Response to our Happy God I’m convinced that one of the biggest reasons that manyContinue reading “The Happiness of God – Part 3”

The Happiness of God – Part 2

Jonathan Edwards helps us comprehend the reality of God’s happiness: “It is of infinite importance … to know what kind of being God is. For he is … the only fountain of our true happiness …”1 Notice, then, several reasons for God’s happiness. The Reasons for God’s Happiness God finds happiness in himself The primaryContinue reading “The Happiness of God – Part 2”

The Happiness of God – Part 1

In the film, Chariots of Fire, Eric Liddell is criticized for his desire to train for the Olympic games. In the midst of their discussion, his sister Jennie essentially accuses Liddell of having a problem with idolatry. Liddell utters these words that prove to be the best line in the movie: God made me fast,Continue reading “The Happiness of God – Part 1”

The Serpent and the Serpent Slayer – Andy Naselli

Andrew David Naselli, The Serpent and the Serpent Slayer (Wheaton: Crossway, 2020), 157 pp. The Serpent and the Serpent Slayer is the most recent offering in Crossway’s Short Studies in Biblical Theology series. Andy Naselli takes readers on a short and illuminating tour of Scripture and reveals the main features of God’s plan in redemptiveContinue reading “The Serpent and the Serpent Slayer – Andy Naselli”

Logic: A God-Centered Approach to the Foundation of Western Thought – Vern Poythress

Logic is one of the last things one would expect to hear about in a church. I have found that some Christians even have an aversion to logic – a statement which interestingly enough is not very logical! We should be thankful to men like Very Poythress who share their gifts with the church asContinue reading “Logic: A God-Centered Approach to the Foundation of Western Thought – Vern Poythress”

The Great Cholesterol Myth – Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra (2012)

 ME:“Doc, I cycle 100 miles a week, burn at least 10,000 calories a week, take fish oil, and I’m eating better.  I even take advantage of “nature’s broom” by eating oatmeal almost every day.  However, my cholesterol just won’t drop. DOCTOR: “Because of family history and genetics, you simply won’t be able to lower yourContinue reading “The Great Cholesterol Myth – Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra (2012)”