Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life

Bob Kellemen, Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life Greensboro: New Growth Press, 2017, pp. 246. One man blazed a trail in the sixteenth century that laid the groundwork for countless numbers of Christians. Martin Luther was the primary agent who God used in a mighty way as heContinue reading “Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life”

The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self – Carl R. Trueman

Carl R. Trueman, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self (Wheaton: Crossway, 2020), 425. The sexual revolution of the 60’s fundamentally changed the cultural landscape in North America. Yet, percolating beneath the surface was an even more diabolical worldview; a worldview that many are unfamiliar with. Even those who have engaged with the historyContinue reading “The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self – Carl R. Trueman”

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”

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 […]

Lincoln’s Battle With God: A President’s Struggle With Faith and What It Meant For America (2012)

Stephen Mansfield, Lincoln’s Battle With God: A President’s Struggle With Faith and What It Meant For America Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2012, 254 pp. $13.31 The sixteenth president of the United States is dearly beloved by conservatives and liberals alike. He is known for his exemplary leadership, uncompromising character, and love for liberty. Yet his approachContinue reading “Lincoln’s Battle With God: A President’s Struggle With Faith and What It Meant For America (2012)”

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”

Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God – Brian Zahnd

COMMENDING JONATHAN EDWARDS I will never forget a very special evening with a small group of Christ-followers at the McLean home.  My good friend, Don suggested that we read Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards in one sitting – on our knees.  And so a group of middle-aged adults gathered in Don’sContinue reading “Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God – Brian Zahnd”

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)”