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)”

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”

Biblical Apologetics: How Shall We Respond to Unbelief?

Unbelief is in the air.  Unbelief is gaining ground in postmodern culture.  Over 100 years ago, the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great innermost corruption, the one great instinct of revenge, for which no means is poisonous, stealthy, subterranean, small enough – I call it theContinue reading “Biblical Apologetics: How Shall We Respond to Unbelief?”

The Vanishing American Adult – Ben Sasse (2017)

Ben Sasse, The Vanishing American Adult New York: St. Martins Press, 2017, 306 pp. Senator Ben Sasse is concerned. He is concerned about the next generation. To put it bluntly, Sasse argues in so many words that we are experiencing a crisis of maturity. Young people are being raised to be lazy, self-indulgent, ungrateful, andContinue reading “The Vanishing American Adult – Ben Sasse (2017)”

Rejoice in God!

Open the morning newspaper. Watch the evening news. Pay careful attention to the culture that surrounds us. You will be prompted to protest. You will be cajoled to complain. You will feel the steady pull of pundits who invite you to join their campaign. Emotions will range from fear to frustration. Anger dominates much ofContinue reading “Rejoice in God!”

Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism – Tim Keller (2015)

The two words that immediately come to mind when considering Tim Keller’s new book is this: rocket fuel.  Keller’s book is a supercharged approach to expository preaching. Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism stands alone in book market that includes several approaches to preaching.  Some books provide preachers with the nuts and bolts or theContinue reading “Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism – Tim Keller (2015)”