One or Two – Peter Jones (2010)

One or Two, another important book by Peter Jones contrasts paganism with historic Christianity.  Jones refers to these worldviews as one-ism and two-ism respectively. One-ism is the erroneous belief that all reality is one. One-ism believes “that all is one and shares the same essential nature.” Two-ism, which describes the historic Christian faith acknowledges aContinue reading “One or Two – Peter Jones (2010)”

A History of Western Philosophy and Theology – John Frame (2015)

The Word of God is emphatic about our role as we enter the marketplace of ideas. The apostle Paul sounds the warning in Colossians 2:8 – “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not accordingContinue reading “A History of Western Philosophy and Theology – John Frame (2015)”

No Final Conflict – Francis Schaeffer (1975)

“It is my conviction that the crucial area of discussion for evangelicalism in the next years will be Scripture.  At stake is whether evangelicalism will remain evangelical.”  So stated Francis Schaeffer in his 1975 landmine, No Final Conflict.  While this treasure was penned nearly thirty years ago, it remains relevant and applicable to 21st-century culture. […]

Genesis in Space and Time – Francis Schaeffer (1972)

Great thinkers throughout the course of history have queried, “Where did it all come from?  Who made the cosmos?  What made the cosmos?  What or who holds it all together?  What is the meaning of life?  What is the basis of knowledge?  Where are we heading?  And where do we go when we die?  ForContinue reading “Genesis in Space and Time – Francis Schaeffer (1972)”

Two Contents, Two Realities – Francis Schaeffer (1974)

Sometimes the best things come in small packages.  Case in point: Two Contents, Two Realities by Francis Schaeffer.  To call it a booklet would be inaccurate.  To call it a pamphlet would be insulting.  The worst accusation one could hurl at this work is irrelevant or outdated.  Originally published in 1974 as a position paper thatContinue reading “Two Contents, Two Realities – Francis Schaeffer (1974)”

He is There and He is Not Silent- Francis Schaeffer (1972)

I first read He is There and He is Not Silent by Francis Schaeffer in 1992.  Multiple readings have ensued and I turn back to Schaeffer’s book again and again for help with apologetics. Schaeffer argues for three basic areas of philosophical thought: metaphysics (being or existence), morals (the dilemma of man), and epistemology (theContinue reading “He is There and He is Not Silent- Francis Schaeffer (1972)”

The Gospel for Muslims – Thabiti Anyabwile (2018)

The Gospel for Muslims is another winner by Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile.  This short but powerful work shatters the assumption that Muslims are impossible to reach for Christ.  A former Muslim himself,  Anyabwile demonstrates that loving and faithful proclamation have and will continue to reap benefits among our Muslim friends.  For the gospel “is the powerContinue reading “The Gospel for Muslims – Thabiti Anyabwile (2018)”

A History of Western Philosophy and Theology – John Frame (2015)

The Word of God is emphatic about our role as we enter the marketplace of ideas. The apostle Paul sounds the warning in Colossians 2:8 – “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not accordingContinue reading “A History of Western Philosophy and Theology – John Frame (2015)”

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 […]

Finding Truth (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 (2015)”