THE FLIP THAT FLOPPED: The Consequences of Doctrinal Compromise

In Doug Pagitt’s book, Flipped, the author sets out to fundamentally transform the classical view of God.   This transformation is creative and innovative.  It is intuitive and will attract the attention of many readers. Pagitt sets forth three goals at the beginning of the book: To see that changing your mind, drawing new conclusions,Continue reading “THE FLIP THAT FLOPPED: The Consequences of Doctrinal Compromise”

Spurgeon’s Sorrows – Zack Eswine

I have a friend who was born in 1834.  That would make him 183 years old.  He went home to be with Jesus in 1892 – at the peak of his ministry and in the prime of his life.  I have often asked why God takes the heroes of the faith so soon – JonathanContinue reading “Spurgeon’s Sorrows – Zack Eswine”

A Puritan Theology: Doctrine For Life – Joel Beeke and Mark Jones (2012)

A comprehensive assessment of A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life by Joel Beeke and Mark Jones is something akin to sharing one’s thoughts or emotions while gazing at the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, the Statue of Liberty, or the Lincoln Memorial.  This magnum opus is like oxygen for the barren soul, light for a blind man,Continue reading “A Puritan Theology: Doctrine For Life – Joel Beeke and Mark Jones (2012)”

A QUEST FOR GODLINESS: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life – J.I. Packer (1990)

A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life by J.I. Packer is a superb introduction to the English Puritans.  For too long, the Puritans have been marginalized, unfairly caricatured, and relegated dusty boxes of books in the garage.  Packer intends to bring the Puritans to the forefront of Christian thought, precisely whereContinue reading “A QUEST FOR GODLINESS: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life – J.I. Packer (1990)”

Grace Works – Douglas Bond (2014)

I once titled a sermon  Grace Works, based on Titus 2:11-14.   Verse 11  reminds us that grace has appeared in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.  This grace has saved us.  This grace has transported every believer from death to life.    This grace saves us, sanctifies us, and secures our future with Christ.  Indeed, grace works!  So when IContinue reading “Grace Works – Douglas Bond (2014)”

Doubt and Assurance – R.C. Sproul, Ed. (1993)

Doubt and Assurance, Edited by R.C. Sproul is a worthy read that is sure to help doubters; those who struggle with assurance of salvation. Part one surveys the anatomy of doubt.  R.C. Sproul, Alistair McGrath, W. Andrew Hoffecker, Os Guiness, Sinclair Ferguson, and R. Bruce Steward join forces and roll out six impressive chapters that areContinue reading “Doubt and Assurance – R.C. Sproul, Ed. (1993)”

THE FLIP THAT FLOPPED: The Consequences of Doctrinal Compromise

President Obama promised to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”  He has in many respects delivered on that promise with the unveiling of the Affordable Health Care Act and a host of executive orders that are, in the final analysis, out of step with American values.  But give credit where credit is due.  TheContinue reading “THE FLIP THAT FLOPPED: The Consequences of Doctrinal Compromise”

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.”

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)”

THE ENCHIRIDION – Aurelius Augustine (420 A.D.)

The Enchiridion (a book that contains key information on a particular subject), by Aurelius Augustine is a handbook of Christian doctrine that provides brief answers to Laurentius, one of Augustine’s friends.  The book is divided into three sections, the first of which is a brief exposition of the Apostles’ Creed.  The second part contains aContinue reading “THE ENCHIRIDION – Aurelius Augustine (420 A.D.)”