An Introduction to John Owen – Crawford Gribben

Crawford Gribben, An Introduction to John Owen: A Christian Vision for Every Stage of Life (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 190 pp. John Owen is arguably one of the most influential Puritan writers and should likewise be considered one of the most formidable Christian thinkers in the history of the church. Crawford Gribben sets out toContinue reading “An Introduction to John Owen – Crawford Gribben”

THE TRINITARIAN DEVOTION OF JOHN OWEN – Sinclair Ferguson (2014)

The Trinitarian Devotion of John Owen by Dr. Sinclair Ferguson is the latest installment in the Long Line of Godly Men Profile Series, edited by Dr. Steven Lawson.  Ferguson presents a readable introduction to the most well-known Puritan, John Owen. The book includes five chapters which overview Owen’s life and theological commitments.  Chapter one focuses on his lifeContinue reading “THE TRINITARIAN DEVOTION OF JOHN OWEN – Sinclair Ferguson (2014)”

DEAD MEN TALKING – Part 4

4. The dead guys encourage vibrant Christian living The dead guys have wielded a powerful force for change in my life and have encouraged my Christian growth in ways that are beyond the scope of a 500 word blog post.  Four specific things emerge in particular: Waking Early – There was a day when I felt likeContinue reading “DEAD MEN TALKING – Part 4”

OF THE MORTIFICATION OF SIN IN BELIEVERS – John Owen (1658)

“Be killing sin or it will be killing you.”  This crucial principle stands at the core of John Owen’s monumental work, “Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers.”  This marks the first of four lengthy expositions in Volume 6: Temptation and Sin. The Puritan divine clearly sets forth the biblical case for mortification.  Mortification isContinue reading “OF THE MORTIFICATION OF SIN IN BELIEVERS – John Owen (1658)”