Truth Unhinged in Edinburgh Square

My wife and I recently spent five days in Edinburgh, Scotland. While there is much to commend in this very beautiful city, it did not take long to realize that God is no longer welcome for many of the inhabitants there. On the last evening in Edinburgh, I watched a young street preacher proclaiming theContinue reading “Truth Unhinged in Edinburgh Square”

The Legacy of Luther – R.C. Sproul and Stephen Nichols, Ed.

R.C. Sproul and Stephen J. Nichols, The Legacy of Luther. Sanford: Reformation Trust Publishing, 2016, 308 pp. $15.66 On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to the castle door in Wittenberg. One act of courage sparked a theological firestorm in Germany that set the world able in a matter of days. SpreadingContinue reading “The Legacy of Luther – R.C. Sproul and Stephen Nichols, Ed.”

Preaching and Teaching With Imagination – Warren Wiersbe (1997)

Preaching and Teaching With Imagination is a book whose goal is to help preachers so proclaim the Word that the people who hear them will experience the power of God’s truth changing their lives.  It argues that biblical preaching must be accompanied by a vivid imagination.  It rejects the “conveyor-belt” mentality of dispensing knowledge whichContinue reading “Preaching and Teaching With Imagination – Warren Wiersbe (1997)”

Truth Unhinged in Edinburgh Square

My wife and I recently spent five days in Edinburgh, Scotland. While there is much to commend in this very beautiful city, it did not take long to realize that God is no longer welcome for many of the inhabitants there. On the last evening in Edinburgh, I watched a young street preacher proclaiming theContinue reading “Truth Unhinged in Edinburgh Square”

Gospel Reformation

The excommunicated monk sits alone in silence. Beads of sweat accumulate on his brow as he reads from the pages of the Greek text. A dark cloud casts a shadow over his homeland as the grace of the gospel is obscured by a church that cares more about tradition than truth. For the next tenContinue reading “Gospel Reformation”

The Legacy of Luther – R.C. Sproul and Stephen Nichols, Ed.

R.C. Sproul and Stephen J. Nichols, The Legacy of Luther. Sanford: Reformation Trust Publishing, 2016, 308 pp. $15.66 On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to the castle door in Wittenberg. One act of courage sparked a theological firestorm in Germany that set the world able in a matter of days. SpreadingContinue reading “The Legacy of Luther – R.C. Sproul and Stephen Nichols, Ed.”

Folly, Grace, and Power: The Mysterious Act of Preaching

John Koessler, Folly, Grace, and Power: The Mysterious Act of Preaching. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 150 pp. $13.10 Most books devoted to exploring the mandate to preach the Word of God focus on homiletical method. They help young preachers craft an introduction and a conclusion. They help young theologians with good exegetical skills. They discuss tone,Continue reading “Folly, Grace, and Power: The Mysterious Act of Preaching”

Folly, Grace, and Power: The Mysterious Act of Preaching

John Koessler, Folly, Grace, and Power: The Mysterious Act of Preaching. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 150 pp. $13.10 Most books devoted to exploring the mandate to preach the Word of God focus on homiletical method. They help young preachers craft an introduction and a conclusion. They help young theologians with good exegetical skills. They discuss tone,Continue reading “Folly, Grace, and Power: The Mysterious Act of Preaching”

Pulpit Aflame – Joel R. Beeke and Dustin W. Benge, Ed.

Joel R. Beeke and Dustin W. Benge. Pulpit Aflame: Essays in Honor of Steven J. Lawson.  Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2016. 188 pp. $19.00 In 2007, I listened to Dr. Steve J. Lawson preach for the first time at the Shepherds’ Conference (Grace Community Church). The title of the sermon was Bring the Book, anContinue reading “Pulpit Aflame – Joel R. Beeke and Dustin W. Benge, Ed.”

Logic On Fire – The Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Steven J. Lawson. The Passionate Preaching of Martyn-Lloyd Jones. Sanford: Reformation Trust, 2016. $16.00 I will never forget reading the first installment of Steven Lawson’s series in the Long Line of Godly Men Profiles. The Expository Genius of John Calvin riveted my attention and engaged my mind. This book captivated my imagination and challenged myContinue reading “Logic On Fire – The Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones”