“Gospel Wakefulness” in The Letter to Diognetus

In the second half of the second century there was a shift in what type of literature Christians were writing. No longer were their letters and treatises simply pastoral or formational in nature, they began to be apologetic. That is, they began to make presentations for why one ought to hold to faith in Christ.Continue reading ““Gospel Wakefulness” in The Letter to Diognetus”

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Two Types of Preaching – Cognitive and Affective

I read and write a lot while on planes, so when I knew I would be spending 30 or so hours going to Liberia and back I knew I was supposed to take some books I had planned on taking time to read and think deeply about but hadn’t had the time to do soContinue reading “Two Types of Preaching – Cognitive and Affective”

Matters of the Heart

The head and the heart ought not conflict. Intellectual knowledge ought not conflict with our emotions and sentiments. If Christianity is true then its crazy not to have an emotional response to the truths of our faith.  John Wesley wholeheartedly believed that. Fred Sanders explains that Wesley was not anti-intellectual, anti-theological, or anti creedal, butContinue reading “Matters of the Heart”

Book Review: Formed for the Glory of God – Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards by Kyle Strobel

When I heard that Kyle Strobel was writing a book on the spiritual disciplines of Jonathan Edwards I immediately went on Amazon and pre-ordered it. As you well know, I am an avid Jonathan Edwards fan, and have devoted much of my seminary writing to Edwards (and other Reformed theologians like Barth and T.F. Torrance).Continue reading “Book Review: Formed for the Glory of God – Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards by Kyle Strobel”