The Bucket List

The Bucket List, starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson is about two very different men who are both diagnosed with terminal diseases. One of the men, upon learning of his condition, decides to draft a “bucket list.” The list would include achievements and things to see before he “kicks the bucket.” After viewing the film,Continue reading “The Bucket List”

A Godward Gaze: The Holy Pursuit of John Calvin

My recent book, A Godward Gaze: The Holy Pursuit of John Calvin is available now! Here’s a brief synopsis. “… But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word” (Isaiah 66:2). A Godward Gaze is a snapshot of a man onContinue reading “A Godward Gaze: The Holy Pursuit of John Calvin”

The White Flag: When Compromise Cripples the Church by David S. Steele

Originally posted on The Heavy Laden Bookshelf:
The White Flag: When Compromise Cripples the Church by David S. Steele was published in 2019 and is available through Amazon. A few months ago, Dr. David Steele sent me a copy of his latest book The White Flag.  Being the diligent and quick book reviewer that I am, I was…

THE BUCKET LIST

The Bucket List, starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson is about two very different men who are both diagnosed with terminal diseases. One of the men, upon learning of his condition, decides to draft a “bucket list.” The list would include achievements and things to see before he “kicks the bucket.” After viewing the film,Continue reading “THE BUCKET LIST”

The Puritanical Genius of Mike Pence

A well-known Washington Post article revealed some fascinating tidbits about Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen. At the top of the list, was Pence’s proclamation in 2002 that, “he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife.”1 The article revealed what many Americans have learned in recent months about Mike andContinue reading “The Puritanical Genius of Mike Pence”

Steal Away Home – Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey (2017)

Originally posted on Veritas et Lux:
Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey, Steal Away Home, Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2017, 294 pp. $14.60 Church history is filled with stories of courage, adventure, adversity, and persecution. From the exile of Athanasius, the martyrdom of John Rogers and William Tyndale, or Luther’s trial at Worms, these stories are…

The White Flag: When Compromise Cripples the Church – Foreword

Peacetime Christianity does not exist. Not yet anyway. Not as long as we wage war with the world, the flesh, and the devil. Until Jesus comes back, the battle rages and there are no days off.  Not everyone sees it this way, of course. I remember in my first pastorate when a deacon told meContinue reading “The White Flag: When Compromise Cripples the Church – Foreword”

THE UNQUENCHABLE FLAME: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation – Michael Reeves (2009)

Originally posted on Veritas et Lux:
I place books on church history in two distinct categories – boring or breathtaking.  The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation by Michael Reeves is of the later sort. The Puritan, Richard Sibbes called the Reformation “that fire which all the world shall never be able to…