Openness, authenticity, and even lament are increasingly been seen as important among evangelical circles. With an increase in the valuing of these virtues and practices we have also seen an increase in the number of books addressing such topics. For example: Todd Billings’: Rejoicing in Lament – Wrestling with Incurable Cancer and Life in ChristContinue reading “Walking Through Twilight”
Its music Monday! Here’s a dope tune by JGivens and John Givez. I absolutely love it when christian rappers make music that anybody can listen to.
Christmas is the best time of the year to make lists! Santa Claus is checking his list of kids who were naughty and nice, deciding which kids are going to get presents and which kids are going to get coal. The nice kids are making lists of toys they want. (God bless the greedy littleContinue reading “Top Ten Books of 2014”
Make Sure to get your free C.S. Lewis Biography! HT: Zwinglius Redivivus Alister McGrath’s Book on Lewis is Free for Kindle. Today Only Posted on November 3, 2014 Alister tweets Free today, “If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C. S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life” Kindle ed.: amzn.to/10jcJBX Nice!
Doug Sweeney shares some thoughts on Dane Ortlund’s new book on Jonathan Edwards: OK, I know what you’re thinking. We’ve had a spate of books on Edwards intended to edify believers in the past several years. But give this new volume a chance. Dane C. Ortlund is an excellent theologian from Wheaton College. He hasContinue reading “Edwards on the Christian Life: Alive to the Beauty of God”
Last week I wrote a review of Charles Marsh’s “Strange Glory.” This is an excellent and highly entertaining biography. It is very well written; at times it felt as though I were reading a novel, not a historical biography. But more importantly than that it is comprehensive, it goes beyond merely reporting the standard story,Continue reading “Book Giveaway – Strange Glory by Charles Marsh”
Pastor. Martyr. Prophet. Spy. Those are the four words that Eric Metaxas used to describe Dietrich Bonhoeffer in his magisterial biography of the famous German-Lutheran pastor/theologian. The Bonhoeffer that Charles Marsh offers in this new biography of Bonhoeffer could be aptly described by those four words as well, however he adds two new words toContinue reading “Book Review – Strange Glory by Charles Marsh”
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”
Jim Belcher, In Search of Deep Faith: A Pligrimage into the Beauty, Goodnes, and Heart of Christianity, IVP, 2013, 318pp. I read Deep Church when I started doing vocational ministry and it absolutely shaped my approach to ministry so I began to read this book with very high expectations. It’s safe to say that myContinue reading “Book Review – In Search of Deep Faith by Jim Belcher”
Archibald Alexander (1772-1851) an American educator and theologian, was President of Hampton-Sydney College (Virginia) from 1797 to 1806. In 1807 he became pastor of Pine Street Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. He received the Doctor of Divinity in 1810 from the College of New Jersey. He is most noted as founder and first principal of PrincetonContinue reading “A Dose of Theology – Archibald Alexander”