Lead

Helpful takeaways from Paul David Tripp’s book Lead

I really enjoyed Paul David Tripp’s book, Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church. There were a lot of good takeaways. Here are some of my highlights but you should read the book for yourself, especially if you are in church leadership. “The gospel of Jesus Christ is meant to be your life […]

Together

10 takeaways from Vivek H. Murthy’s book Together

Being connected in community is important. Murthy’s book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, concurs. Below are some quotes I appreciated from his book.  “The values that dominate modern culture… elevate the narrative of the rugged individualist and the pursuit of self-determination. They tell us that we alone shape our […]

Revelation

Quotes from Richard Bauckham’s The Theology of the Book of Revelation

Here are ten quotes from Richard Bauckham’s book, The Theology of the Book of Revelation, that especially stuck out to me. And if you’re interested in eschatology (the doctrine of last things) you can also see my post “Eschatology and Ethics.” “Revelation provides a set of Christian prophetic counter-images which impress on its readers a […]

Best Books of 2020

The Ten Best Books I Read in 2020

Here are my ten favorite books that I read in 2020 (they’re listed in alphabetical order by the author’s last name): D.A. Carson, Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12–14 Kevin DeYoung, The Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them David Kinnaman, Faith for Exiles: […]

10 Quotes from Jonathan Pennington’s book, Jesus the Great Philosopher

I appreciated Pennington’s book. He did a good job showing that “Christianity is more than a religion. It is a deeply sophisticated philosophy” (Jonathan T. Pennington, Jesus the Great Philosopher: Rediscovering the Wisdom Needed for the Good Life, 159). Here are 10 quotes that stuck out to me: “When we try to live without knowledge of physics […]

Back to Virtue by Peter Kreeft

I recently read Peter Kreeft’s book Back to Virtue. Kreeft is a Roman Catholic philosopher, theologian, apologist, and a prolific author. He is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King’s College. Here are some quotes from Back to Virtue that stuck out to me: “We control nature, but we cannot or will […]

Encouragement in Exile (A Sermon)

Intro I want to say at the start that I understand it can be hard to sit there and be engaged. I’ve been there. I want to challenge you, however, to lean in and listen. The events we’re talking about here may be some 2500 years in the past but they have amazing significance today. […]

Revelation: Triumph of the Lamb

Dennis E. Johnson’s book, Triumph of the Lamb: A Commentary on Revelation, has a lot of important and relevant things to teach us. Here are a few highlights from the introduction…  1. Revelation Is Given to Reveal. 2. Revelation Is a Book to Be Seen. “One of the key themes of the book is that […]

C.S. Lewis on Scientism in Out of the Silent Planet

C.S. Lewis on Scientism in Out of the Silent Planet

Have you ever heard of C.S. Lewis’ book series, The Chronicles of Narnia? It’s good. But, Lewis’ Ransom Trilogy is even better. And one of the reasons for that is because he confronts scientism. Scientism Scientism exalts the natural sciences as the only fruitful means of investigation. In the words of Wikipedia: “Scientism is the […]

The ten most popular posts of 2019…

Photo by Evie S. on Unsplash An Easter Devotional I wrote the blog series, “Psalms of our Suffering Savior,” to help us “remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead” (2 Tim. 2:8)…     A Brief Theology of Emotions We all have emotions. How often do we consider emotions from a biblical perspective though?… Yet, what better place […]

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