The Expulsive Power of a New Affection – Thomas Chalmers

Thomas Chalmers, The Expulsive Power of a New Affection (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 72 pp. “The heart is not so constituted, and the only way to dispossess it of an old affection is by the expulsive power of a new one.” So says Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847), professor of philosophy and theology at the University ofContinue reading “The Expulsive Power of a New Affection – Thomas Chalmers”

Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Planation

Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation by Candace Owens will irritate and offend many people. But this is a book that needed to be written. More importantly, this is a book that deserves to be read and internalized. Owens explores how liberals have consistently manipulated and marginalized blackContinue reading “Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Planation”

The Mission of the Triune God – Patrick Schreiner

Patrick Schreiner, The Mission of the Triune God: A Theology of Acts (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 179 pp. The Mission of the Triune God by Patrick Schreiner traces the work of the gospel through the book of Acts. “It functions,” writes Schreiner, “as the hinge canonically, bridges the Gospel and Epistles. It recounts the birthContinue reading “The Mission of the Triune God – Patrick Schreiner”

When the Stars Disappear – Mark Talbot

Mark Talbot, When the Stars Disappear (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 128 pp. Several years ago, I was introduced to the writing of Dr. Mark Talbot. His sharp intellect and warm heart instantly grabbed my attention. Talbot is well-known for his writing on the subject of pain and suffering. As one who was partially paralyzed inContinue reading “When the Stars Disappear – Mark Talbot”

A Black-And-White Proposal: Farewell To Fuzzy Thinking

Donald Miller raises the banner for “fuzzy thinking” in a blog post entitled, “The Problem with Black-and-White Thinking” (re-posted on relevantmagazine.com).  His main thought: “Black-and-white, either-or thinking polarizes people and stunts progressive thought.”  Additionally, he holds that this kind of thinking stunts our “ability to find truth.” DEFENDING THE GOOD IN MILLER’S PROPOSAL Miller admitsContinue reading “A Black-And-White Proposal: Farewell To Fuzzy Thinking”

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”

The Great Cholesterol Myth – Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra

 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”

BLOODGOOD – Dangerously Close

It’s hard to believe that over 30 years ago, I saw Bloodgood open for Stryper at the Paramount Theater in Seattle.  Even though I was fired up to see Stryper for the first time, I’ll never forget being blown away by Bloodgood.  They brought an energy to the stage that I’d never witnessed before.  ButContinue reading “BLOODGOOD – Dangerously Close”

The White Flag Unfurled

These are troubling times. We live in a day which is marked by theological error and apostasy. Leaders are falling, truth is routinely maligned, and compromise is celebrated. A glance across the cultural milieu reveals an unfurled white flag. The white flag has been hoisted high and a diabolical deal has been struck. This flagContinue reading “The White Flag Unfurled”