The Bucket List

The Bucket List, starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson is about two very different men who are both diagnosed with terminal diseases. One of the men, upon learning of his condition, decides to draft a “bucket list.” The list would include achievements and things to see before he “kicks the bucket.” After viewing the film,Continue reading “The Bucket List”

Reviving the Lost Art of Letter Writing

Once there was a day when the nib of a pen would intersect with a piece of paper, revealing the contemplations of a thoughtful person. The end result would yield a letter that would inspire a willing recipient and breathe fresh courage into a human soul. Less than 200 years ago, letter-writing flourished in theContinue reading “Reviving the Lost Art of Letter Writing”

The End of Creation: Soli Deo Gloria

The Sum of the Matter The first verse in the Bible is a monumental statement that reverberates with earth-shattering implications for the formation of a Christian worldview: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1, ESV). Do not miss the magnitude of this statement. Do not downplay the significance of thisContinue reading “The End of Creation: Soli Deo Gloria”

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 […]

Saints & Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus – Nancy Guthrie (2020)

Saints & Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus by Nancy Guthrie is a fascinating book that focuses on various characters in the Bible and helps readers understand how sovereign grace transforms even the most wretched and defiled. At the heart of the book is a plea to receive mercy and grace from God. An exampleContinue reading “Saints & Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus – Nancy Guthrie (2020)”

Reviving the Lost Art of Letter Writing

Once there was a day when the nib of a pen would intersect with a piece of paper, revealing the contemplations of a thoughtful person. The end result would yield a letter that would inspire a willing recipient and breathe fresh courage into a human soul. Less than 200 years ago, letter-writing flourished in theContinue reading “Reviving the Lost Art of Letter Writing”

Unified – Tim Scott & Trey Gowdy

Tim Scott & Trey Gowdy, Unified  (Carol Stream: Tyndale, 2018), 220 pp. We may live in one of the most divided times in American history. The cultural climate is rising without any hope of resolution in sight. Senator Tim Scott and Congressman, Trey Goudy recognize the problems in our land. Yet, they both have aContinue reading “Unified – Tim Scott & Trey Gowdy”

TRUE BEAUTY – Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitacre (2014)

Is beauty in the eye of the beholder?  Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitacre tackle the sensitive topic of beauty in their book, True Beauty.  The “benchmarks for beauty” are constantly changing and most of the criteria is propaganda which caters to worldliness.  This book, on the other hand has a simple goal, namely – to pointContinue reading “TRUE BEAUTY – Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitacre (2014)”

God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel – Costi Hinn (2019

Costi W. Hinn, God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019), 223 pp. The so-called prosperity gospel has been a virtual “wrecking ball,” inflicting damage on the unsuspecting, infiltrating local churches with a diabolical message of health and wealth, and inviting the wrath of a holy God. The prosperity gospel is not anotherContinue reading “God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel – Costi Hinn (2019”

Coronavirus and Christ – John Piper

John Piper is a trusted biblical scholar and pastor who has shared his wisdom in writing for decades. I first encountered Dr. Piper as a young man. I remember eagerly devouring his book, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist when it was originally published in 1986. Since those days, John Piper has without a doubt,Continue reading “Coronavirus and Christ – John Piper”