THE JOURNEY: A Spiritual Roadmap for Modern Pilgrims – Peter Kreeft (1996)

The Journey by Peter Kreeft is a sort of philosophical roadmap for truth seekers.  This allegorical tale which is something akin to Pilgrim’s Progress is a practical tool for travelers.  It is a practical guide to help them choose a life philosophy.  The author is quick to remind readers that every person has a philosophy. Continue reading “THE JOURNEY: A Spiritual Roadmap for Modern Pilgrims – Peter Kreeft (1996)”

THINK: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God – John Piper (2010)

A good friend of mine made a very important statement a number of years ago: “We need to learn  to worship God with the mind.”  Unfortunately, his statement was met with harsh criticism.  The complaint reflected an all too common anti-intellectual approach that has gripped the church for decades.  R.C. Sproul has rightly stated, “WeContinue reading “THINK: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God – John Piper (2010)”

77’s – Ping Pong Over the Abyss (1983)

The 77’s first album was originally released in 1983.  So why review an album that is almost thirty years old?  For starters, Michael Roe decided to make the album available on iTunes a few weeks ago.  So anyone that has an old crusty cassette and nothing to play it on should be very excited.  Also,Continue reading “77’s – Ping Pong Over the Abyss (1983)”

GUARDING THE DEPOSIT: A WORLDVIEW WARNING

Charles Hodge rightly said, “History in all its details, even the most minute, is but the evolution of the eternal purposes of God.”  Hodge understood the biblical reality that God “works all things according to the counsel of his will” (Eph. 1:11).  Yet, we live in an eroding culture; one that is hostile to thisContinue reading “GUARDING THE DEPOSIT: A WORLDVIEW WARNING”

SHOULD CHRISTIANS STUDY PHILOSOPHY?

“Who am I and what is my purpose?”  “How should I live and how can I determine right from wrong?”  “On what basis can I answer these questions?”  “What is the truth?”  And, “Who is my final authority?”  Questions like these do not have simple answers.  Rather, they demand deep thinking and philosophical spade work.Continue reading “SHOULD CHRISTIANS STUDY PHILOSOPHY?”

SUFFERING AND THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD – John Piper and Justin Taylor, Ed (2006)

The only one who has taught me more about the sovereignty of God than John Piper is Jonathan Edwards.  Dr. Piper does not disappoint in this edited work.  The chapters are compiled in a series of transcripts from the 2005 Desiring God Conference, Suffering and the Sovereignty of God.  This review serves as a summaryContinue reading “SUFFERING AND THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD – John Piper and Justin Taylor, Ed (2006)”

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.)”

THE VERITAS CREDO

Cultivate the Christian mind and worldview (Matt. 22:37) Understand a unified view of truth and a biblical epistemology (John 14:6) Lead prisoners out of the darkness and into the light (John 8:34; Eph. 2:1-10) Tell the truth by engaging people with love and boldness (Acts 17:30-31) Undermine worldly ideologies (2 Cor. 10:5) Recognize cultural trendsContinue reading “THE VERITAS CREDO”

SPECTACULAR SINS – John Piper (2009)

Spectacular Sins is a breath of fresh air in a world that embraces the deistic notion that God has “left the building” and let the earthlings fend for themselves.  The opposite error of fatalism, where an impersonal force controls everything capriciously is also rejected. Piper strives to answer four key questions: 1. Why does GodContinue reading “SPECTACULAR SINS – John Piper (2009)”