C. S. Lewis on Longing

Introduction You can trace the theme of longing through most of Lewis’ writings. In some places, it is explicit in other places it is implicit. For example, Perelandra does not so much make an argument as much as make you desire and long to experience something of what Lewis wrote. When reading some of Lewis, […]

20 of the best books I read in 2019

Here are twenty of my favorite books that I read in 2019. I think I only read three fiction books this year. I need to fix that. I plan to read quite a bit more fiction next year. Anyhow, here’s some of my favorites… (in no particular order) Why Suffering?: Finding Meaning and Comfort When […]

Esther and the Purim Party

I read the book of Esther last week and was struck again by what an amazing book it is. What a true work of literature. There is a heroine, suspense, irony, reversal, and surprising coincidences.   Chapters 1-2 Israel is in exile, under the reign of King Ahasuerus. Ahasuerus, as the King of Persia, has […]

18 of my favorite books I read in 2018

Here are my 18 favorite* books I read in 2018 (in no particular order**): Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass John Frame, The Doctrine of the Christian Life Nancy Pearcey, Love Thy Body Zach Eswine, The Imperfect Pastor Darren Hardy, The Compound Effect Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina Tony Dungy, The Mentor Leader D.A. Carson, Worship by the Book Brandon […]

8 Reasons we need to learn from the Old Testament

If we have the New Testament why do we need the Old Testament?  All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable (2 Tim. 3:16), not just the texts we like to read. All the promises of God find their answer in Jesus so it is important that we understand what the promises are (2 Cor. 1:20).  […]

How should Christian art be informed by the Christian worldview? (part 3)

In the last post, we considered that creation was once very good and we made some observations about how that impacts the way we look at certain forms of art. Now we are going to…  Consider that we are Creative Creatures Humans are made in the image of God. We see this teaching–the doctrine of the […]

Why should I believe the Bible? (pt 6)

“Why should I believe the Bible?” This might sound crazy to a lot of people but you should believe the Bible because it is… Scientific The Bible is not a scientific textbook. Yet it is accurate scientifically. The Bible concurs with all sorts of scientific discoveries. The Bible also lays the groundwork for scientific research […]

Why should I believe the Bible? (pt 4)

“Why should I believe the Bible?” Well, one reason I believe the Bible is because I find it very…  Compelling  The Bible presents a very viable explanation of the world around us. It gives us a worldview that makes sense of reality. It adequately addresses and answers the most fundamental questions of life. Questions like: […]

Why should I believe the Bible? (pt 3)

As we consider the question “Why should I believe the Bible?” it is important to understand various things about the Bible. One of those things is that the Bible is amazingly…  Unified The Bible was written over the period of fifteen-hundred-years, by more than forty authors with varied backgrounds (e.g. king, herdsman, fisher, tax collector, […]

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