When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan – Peggy Noonan (2001)

A number of years ago, I began devouring books about my favorite president, Ronald Reagan  When Character Was King by Peggy Noonan emerges as one of the most thoughtful and inspiring books about the former president. Noonan paints a compelling portrait of President Reagan; a portrait that is an exceedingly human portrayal of a manContinue reading “When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan – Peggy Noonan (2001)”

Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense – Paul David Tripp

Paul David Tripp, Suffering (Wheaton: Crossway, 2018), 210 pp. C.S. wrote, “If I knew a way of escape I would crawl through the sewers to escape the pain.” Whether a person agrees with Lewis’s radical conclusion or not is a matter of personal opinion. However, the problem of suffering is a universal dilemma that everyContinue reading “Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense – Paul David Tripp”

How to Know God’s Will – Wayne Grudem (2020)

Wayne Grudem, How to Know God’s Will (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 66 pp. One of the highlights of Wayne Grudem’s ministry is his clear and biblical writing style. His most recent book is no exception. What the Bible Says About How to Know God’s Will is a short book which is focused on one powerfulContinue reading “How to Know God’s Will – Wayne Grudem (2020)”

Writing for Life & Ministry – Brandon J. O’Brien

Brandon J. O’Brien, Writing for Life & Ministry (Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2020), 127 pp. Pastors and Christian leaders must write – whether they like it or not. Ministry involves the communication, dissemination, and proclamation of truth. Writing is one of the important vehicles that God uses to advance his kingdom purposes. Brandon J. O’Brien offersContinue reading “Writing for Life & Ministry – Brandon J. O’Brien”

Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault On Mind, Morals, and Meaning – Nancy Pearcey

Nancy Pearcey has done it again.  Her book Total Truth captured the attention of thousands and helped equip a new generation of thinking Christians.  While some consider the term “thinking Christian” somewhat of an oxymoron (think, “military intelligence,” or “jumbo shrimp”), nothing could be further from the truth.  Indeed, clear thinking  and warm-hearted devotion areContinue reading “Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault On Mind, Morals, and Meaning – Nancy Pearcey”

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

Donald Miller raises the banner for “fuzzy thinking” in a recent 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 MillerContinue reading “A Black-And-White Proposal: Farewell To Fuzzy Thinking”

Finding Truth – Nancy Pearcey

Finding Truth, by Nancy Pearcey is another fine contribution that deserves to be read.  The author maintains with Romans 1 that all people have access to general revelation. As such: We all have access to evidence for God through creation. We all suppress the evidence for God from creation. We all create idols to takeContinue reading “Finding Truth – Nancy Pearcey”

When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan – Peggy Noonan (2001)

A number of years ago, I began devouring books about my favorite president.  When Character Was King by Peggy Noonan emerges as one of the most thoughtful and inspiring books about the former president. Noonan paints a compelling portrait of President Reagan; a portrait that is an exceedingly human portrayal of a man who fearedContinue reading “When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan – Peggy Noonan (2001)”

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”

God on the Brain – Bradley L. Sickler (2020)

Bradley L. Sickler, God on the Brain (Wheaton: Crossway, 2020), 199 pp. I have always been fascinated with the brain. Weighing in at an average of three pounds, the brain is the subject of much study and speculation. Bradley L. Sickler makes his contribution to this growing field of study in God on the Brain.Continue reading “God on the Brain – Bradley L. Sickler (2020)”