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”

THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS: Directions for Judging of Persons’ Experiences – Volume 21

DIRECTIONS FOR JUDGING OF PERSONS’ EXPERIENCES I cannot think of anyone better than Jonathan Edwards to evaluate the testimonies that were offered during the Great Awakening in 1734-35.  Nothing has changed in the church when it comes to experiences – some are legitimate and some are sham.  Sang Hyun Lee, editor of Volume 21 holdsContinue reading “THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS: Directions for Judging of Persons’ Experiences – Volume 21”

THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS: Discourse on the Trinity – Volume 21

DISCOURSE ON THE TRINITY Jonathan Edwards usually does not waste time in getting to his point.  This work is no exception.  He begins his discourse on the Trinity: “When we speak of God’s happiness, the account that we are wont to give of it is that God is infinitely happy in the enjoyment of himself,Continue reading “THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS: Discourse on the Trinity – Volume 21”

LETTERS TO A YOUNG CALVINIST – James K.A. Smith (2010)

Letters to a Young Calvinist by James K.A. Smith reminds me of the last time I went to see the San Francisco Giants play baseball.  I remember purchasing the tickets with my Dad, approaching the park, and watching the Giants play the Dodgers in what was then, Candlestick Park.  This is a great memory fromContinue reading “LETTERS TO A YOUNG CALVINIST – James K.A. Smith (2010)”

BY GRACE ALONE: How the Grace of God Amazes Me – Sinclair Ferguson (2010)

Sinclair Ferguson unpacks God’s amazing grace in his newest book, By Grace Alone.  He traces the depth of God’s grace by means of the general themes of E.T. Sibomana’s excellent hymn, “O How the Grace of God Amazes Me.” Ferguson chronicles how the grace of God transforms the people of God.  His approach is rootedContinue reading “BY GRACE ALONE: How the Grace of God Amazes Me – Sinclair Ferguson (2010)”

WHAT IS PROVIDENCE?

Derek W.H. Thomas answers the question, “What is Providence?” with a deep biblical knowledge and an ability to connect with a wide range of people. He begins by citing the Westminster Shorter Catechism: “God’s works of providence are, his most holy, wise and powerful preserving and governing all his creatures and all their actions.” ThomasContinue reading “WHAT IS PROVIDENCE?”

HOW DO WE GLORIFY GOD?

John Hannah answers one of life’s most penetrating questions in How Do We Glorify God? He surveys the erosion of godlessness in the current post-modern climate and contrasts this condition with the solas of the Reformation: Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), sola Christus (Christ alone), sola gratia (grace alone), sola fide (faith alone), and soli deoContinue reading “HOW DO WE GLORIFY GOD?”

WHAT ARE ELECTION AND PREDESTINATION?

What Are Election and Predestination? Richard Phillips tackles this thorny question with a biblical mind and precision.  Phillips begins with the doctrine of election which he describes as “the foundation on which the salvation of every believer rests: God’s own free and gracious choice of us.” Phillips rightly notes that election takes place before theContinue reading “WHAT ARE ELECTION AND PREDESTINATION?”