A Response to Ed Young: “Cool-Aide Homeboy”

Reformed theology has been on the rise for several years now.  Some pastors are discovering the doctrines of grace for the first time; others are waking up to the beauty of Calvinism, the dogma that Spurgeon called a “nickname for biblical Christianity.”  However, whenever a movement of God ascends, opposition tends to rise.  Consider theContinue reading “A Response to Ed Young: “Cool-Aide Homeboy””

THE JOY OF CALVINISM – Greg Forster (2012)

The title of Greg Forster’s book will prompt one of two responses: People will mutter inappropriate words under their breath or they will rejoice in the truthfulness on the cover. The Joy of Calvinism is meant to be a buffer to the traditional arguments that have ransacked Calvinistic theology for decades.  And Forster accomplishes hisContinue reading “THE JOY OF CALVINISM – Greg Forster (2012)”

THE TRUTH OF THE CROSS – R.C. Sproul (2007)

The Christian publishing industry is an odd beast.  While thousands of people choke on heresy in books like Love Wins and The Shack, other books go practically unnoticed.  The Truth of the Cross by R.C. Sproul is one of those books that has gone largely undetected and has managed to avoid any kind of large-scale attention.Continue reading “THE TRUTH OF THE CROSS – R.C. Sproul (2007)”

TULIP: The Five Points of Calvinism in the Light of Scripture – Duane Edward Spencer (1979)

TULIP, by Duane Edward Spencer surveys the historical debate between Arminians and Calvinists.  Spencer introduces readers to the five points of Arminianism that were developed by the Remonstrants in 1610 – only months after the passing of Jacob Arminius.  The five points include: Free Will (Total Inability) Conditional Election (Election According to Foreknowledge) Universal AtonementContinue reading “TULIP: The Five Points of Calvinism in the Light of Scripture – Duane Edward Spencer (1979)”

THE MIGHTY WEAKNESS OF JOHN KNOX – Douglas Bond (2011)

The Mighty Weakness of John Knox is the third installment in  The Long Line of Godly Men Profiles.  Dr. Steven J. Lawson serves as the series editor and hit the ground running with his superb volumes that survey the life and theology of John Calvin and Jonathan Edwards. Douglas Bond, no stranger to the ChristianContinue reading “THE MIGHTY WEAKNESS OF JOHN KNOX – Douglas Bond (2011)”

CHURCH PLANTER – Darren Patrick (2010)

Church Planter, by Darrin Patrick is an insightful look at one of the most important activities for Christians living in New Testament times.  The author carefully organizes his book in three broad categories: The Man, The Message, and the Mission THE MAN In part one, Patrick makes a strong case for men who are biblicallyContinue reading “CHURCH PLANTER – Darren Patrick (2010)”

SIGNS OF GODLINESS – Jonathan Edwards (1730)

Jonathan Edwards’ short essay entitled, Signs of Godliness, sets forth a clear thesis that appears at the end of the work: “The grand secret of being real, thorough Christians lies in these two things: in cleaving to Christ as our only portion, so as therein to renounce the world; and in trusting in Christ asContinue reading “SIGNS OF GODLINESS – Jonathan Edwards (1730)”

PILLARS OF GRACE – Steven J. Lawson (2011)

Pillars of Grace by Steven J. Lawson is the second installment in his series, A Long Line of Godly Men.  In volume one, Lawson walked readers through every book of the Bible and demonstrated how the doctrines of grace emerge on every page of Scripture. Volume two also alerts readers to the precious doctrines ofContinue reading “PILLARS OF GRACE – Steven J. Lawson (2011)”

The Holiness of God – R.C. Sproul (1985)

The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul is a tremendous book that ought to be read by every Christian.  The author contends the subject of God’s holiness is one of the most important issues for believers to wrestle with.  How one understands the character of God affects everything in life.  Worship, service, or true obedienceContinue reading “The Holiness of God – R.C. Sproul (1985)”

THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS: On the Equality of the Persons of the Trinity – Volume 21

ON THE EQUALITY OF THE PERSONS OF THE TRINITY In this short, untitled fragment that was originally written on a salvaged letter cover, Edwards demonstrates how “the personal glory of each of the persons of the Trinity is equal, though each one, as they have a distinct personality, have a distinct glory.” Edwards argues thatContinue reading “THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS: On the Equality of the Persons of the Trinity – Volume 21”