The Eclipse of the Gospel and the School of Hard Knox

Originally posted on Veritas et Lux:
A Powerful Man I stood in the shadow of St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland. Clouds gathered overhead and people walked curiously through the front doors. Here, the famous reformer, John Knox faithfully tended the flock until his death in 1572. Once inside this massive cathedral, I was transfixed…

A Godward Gaze: The Holy Pursuit of John Calvin by David S. Steele

Originally posted on The Heavy Laden Bookshelf:
When a book ministers to us is as important as how it ministers to us.  Just as some sermons strike some of us as adequate but are life changing to others.  So it is with books.  At this age and stage of life, I read many books that…

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”

No Final Conflict – Francis Schaeffer (1975)

“It is my conviction that the crucial area of discussion for evangelicalism in the next years will be Scripture.  At stake is whether evangelicalism will remain evangelical.”  So stated Francis Schaeffer in his 1975 landmine, No Final Conflict.  While this treasure was penned over forty years ago, it remains relevant and applicable to 21st-century culture.Continue reading “No Final Conflict – Francis Schaeffer (1975)”

Bold Reformer and Reformation Day

The paperback version of my book, Bold Reformer: Celebrating the Gospel-Centered Convictions of Martin Luther is now available on Amazon for $11.78, but only for a limited time.  The Kindle version is also available for $2.99. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the ninety-five theses to the castle door in Wittenberg. One act of courageContinue reading “Bold Reformer and Reformation Day”

Bold Reformer and Reformation Day

The paperback version of my book, Bold Reformer: Celebrating the Gospel-Centered Convictions of Martin Luther is now available on Amazon for $11.78, but only for a limited time.  The Kindle version is also available for $2.99. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the ninety-five theses to the castle door in Wittenberg. One act of courageContinue reading “Bold Reformer and Reformation Day”

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”

Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God – Brian Zahnd (2017)

Originally posted on Veritas et Lux:
Brian Zahnd, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, Colorado Springs: Waterbrook, 2017, 210 pp. $10.19 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…