THE PLIGHT OF MAN AND THE POWER OF GOD – Martyn Lloyd-Jones (2009)

Although Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones went to be with the Lord in 1981, his influence continues to swell even to this day, and better yet, to a new generation of pastors. The Plight of Man and the Power of God is the fruit of five messages, originally delivered by the Doctor in Edinburgh in March, 1941. Continue reading “THE PLIGHT OF MAN AND THE POWER OF GOD – Martyn Lloyd-Jones (2009)”


There are a few books worth reading over and over.  The Forgotten Spurgeon by Iain Murray is one of them.  Murray is quick to point out that his work is not a biography.  He does, however, seek to examine Spurgeon’s life and pastoral ministry in the context of three major controversies that ensued during hisContinue reading “THE FORGOTTEN SPURGEON – Iain Murray (1966)”

SCANDALOUS:The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus – D.A. Carson (2010)

Don Carson writes good books.  His new book, Scandalous is no exception.  The essays in Scandalous are the fruit of Carson’s work at the 2008 Resurgence conference at Mars Hill in Seattle. Carson recounts the story of the cross of Christ and his resurrection with the clarity and insightfulness that we have grown to expectContinue reading “SCANDALOUS:The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus – D.A. Carson (2010)”

What We Talk About When We Talk About God – Rob Bell (2013)

I am a disturbed man.  I am disturbed because people compromise the truth.  I am disturbed because people marginalize the truth and swerve away from biblical reality.  I am disturbed because a great communicator with a bright mind and a love for people continues down a rocky path.  On Tuesday, March 12, Rob Bell unveiledContinue reading “What We Talk About When We Talk About God – Rob Bell (2013)”


John Piper preached on Wednesday evening.  His influence in my life is impossible to measure.  I’ll never forget the first time I read Desiring God almost twenty years ago.  His Christ-saturated approach to God’s Word began to slowly reshape my pursuit of and passion for God. The primary question that Dr. Piper’s message addresses is:Continue reading “TOGETHER FOR THE GOSPEL 2010”


Thabiti Anyabwile stepped up to the plate on Wednesday at Together for the Gospel.  Thabiti’s life and message prove that God is in the business of drawing Muslims to himself!  This converted Muslim delivered a powerful message that addressed the ever-popular evangelical manta that calls Christ-followers to engage the culture. Thabiti was clear from theContinue reading “TOGETHER FOR THE GOSPEL 2010”


Dr. Al Mohler concluded the first night of Together for the Gospel by unpacking eight trajectories that have contributed to an adjusted gospel. 1. The Modern Trajectory is the liberal worldview that embraces naturalism and includes the Bultmann’s project and the so-called Quest for the Historical Jesus. 2. The Post-Modern Trajectory includes the denial ofContinue reading “TOGETHER FOR THE GOSPEL 2010”


This week, I am in Louisville, Kentucky for T4G – Together for the Gospel.  7,000 men are gathered to reaffirm the biblical gospel, celebrate the truth of the gospel, and to worship the God of the gospel. Mark Dever kicked the conference off by warning, “You can lose the gospel by no proclaiming it clearlyContinue reading “TOGETHER FOR THE GOSPEL 2010”

THE CROSS OF CHRIST – John Stott (1986)

The Cross of Christ by John Stott has emerged over the years as one of the most important books that pertains to the redemptive work of our Savior. Stott’s work is a comprehensive look at the cross and its ramifications for the New Testament believer.   Without the cross there would undoubtedly be no reason toContinue reading “THE CROSS OF CHRIST – John Stott (1986)”


Jonathan Edwards, Evangelist unlike many of the other books that entertain the subject of evangelism, is not a “how-to” book.  It describes Edward’s mindset toward evangelism, his theological presuppositions, and inner battles. Dr. John Gerstner painstakingly poured over dozens of Edward’s sermons and writings.  The result has yielded an extremely readable rendition of Jonathan EdwardsContinue reading “JONATHAN EDWARDS, EVANGELIST – John Gerstner (1960)”