Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning

Wayne Grudem, Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2018), 1212 pp. Wayne Grudem has become a household name in evangelical circles over the years. His landmark book, Systematic Theology, is used in Bible Colleges and Seminaries around the world. I have personally taught through his excellent book at least sixContinue reading “Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning”

Abortion, Euthanasia, and End-of-Life Medical Decisions – Wayne Grudem (2020)

Wayne Grudem, Abortion, Euthanasia, and End-of-Life Medical Decisions (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 79 pp. Wayne Grudem has never steered clear from controversial subjects. Instead of avoiding controversy, he addresses with biblical wisdom and clear argumentation. Such is the case in his new book, What the Bible Says About Abortion, Euthanasia, and End-of-Life Medical Decisions. TheContinue reading “Abortion, Euthanasia, and End-of-Life Medical Decisions – Wayne Grudem (2020)”

The Leadership Challenge – James Kouzes and Barry Posner (2007 Revised)

The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner assists people in furthering their abilities to lead others in order to get extraordinary things done.  Every person has the capacity to develop the necessary skills and character qualities to reach a level of measurable leadership effectiveness.  Leadership is defined at the outset as “the artContinue reading “The Leadership Challenge – James Kouzes and Barry Posner (2007 Revised)”

Maturity: Growing Up and Going on in the Christian Life – Sinclair Ferguson

Sinclair B. Ferguson, Maturity: Growing Up and Going On in the Christian Life (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2019), 231 pp. In a style that Christians have grown fond of, Sinclair Ferguson gifts the church with Maturity: Growing Up and Going On in the Christian Life. Originally penned in 1980 and distributed with theContinue reading “Maturity: Growing Up and Going on in the Christian Life – Sinclair Ferguson”

The Christian Mind – Harry Blamires (1963)

My uncle Dwight gave me this book almost twenty years ago.  I’ll never forget what he said when he handed it to me: “Only real men can read this book.”  Whether it was meant to motivate or amuse, I read it with a vengeance.  This is my third time through. Blamires thesis is clear throughoutContinue reading “The Christian Mind – Harry Blamires (1963)”

Finding Truth – Nancy Pearcey (2015)

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 (2015)”

A Godward Gaze: The Holy Pursuit of John Calvin

My recent book, A Godward Gaze: The Holy Pursuit of John Calvin is available now! Here’s a brief synopsis. “… But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word” (Isaiah 66:2). A Godward Gaze is a snapshot of a man onContinue reading “A Godward Gaze: The Holy Pursuit of John Calvin”

Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl – N.D. Wilson

N.D. Wilson, Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl, Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2009, 197 pp. Notes From the Tilt-a-Whirl, by N.D. Wilson is a fascinating look at God’s creation from a creative perspective. Several features are worth noting.  First, Wilson reminds readers of the importance of a personal Creator: “For those who believe in ex nihilo creation, the worldContinue reading “Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl – N.D. Wilson”

The Vanishing American Adult – Ben Sasse (2017)

Ben Sasse, The Vanishing American Adult New York: St. Martins Press, 2017, 306 pp. $16.75 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,Continue reading “The Vanishing American Adult – Ben Sasse (2017)”

Truth We Can Touch: How Baptism and Communion Shape Our Lives

Tim Chester, Truth We Can Touch: How Baptism and Communion Shape Our Lives (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 174 pp. Two lessons I learned early in my Christian life concern the ordinances of baptism and communion. Over the years, my understanding of these “gospel portraits” has grown and expanded. Tim Chester’s latest work, Truth We CanContinue reading “Truth We Can Touch: How Baptism and Communion Shape Our Lives”