Rookie Recommends:​​ God’s Big Picture

Amazon, InterVarsity Press, CBD Today I am recommending one of my favorite books. It was required reading for an elective course in seminary. I didn't think much of this little book at first since I was swimming in heavier theological reading assigned for my other courses. However, after reading this book my wife and I … Continue reading Rookie Recommends:​​ God’s Big Picture

Rookie Recommends: The Last Addiction

Whether it is ourselves or a sibling, parent, friend or coworker, we have seen how addiction impacts not only the life of the addict but also the lives of those around them. Yet addiction can be difficult to define. Sure there are addictions that are more prominent and obvious such as drug or alcohol abuse. What about addictions to … Continue reading Rookie Recommends: The Last Addiction

Book Club: Christianity & Liberalism – Concluding Thoughts

(Earlier posts in this series: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6a, part 6b, part 7) Mark Twain said that "A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read." To some degree that was how I felt about this book. It is a work referenced often … Continue reading Book Club: Christianity & Liberalism – Concluding Thoughts

Book Club: Christianity & Liberalism – Ch. 7 “The Church”

(Earlier posts in this series: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6a, part 6b) Whew! It has been a little while. They say the secret to blogging to ABP, "Always Be Posting." To which I say I have a full-time job and five children so no. After family visits, a … Continue reading Book Club: Christianity & Liberalism – Ch. 7 “The Church”

Book Club: Christianity & Liberalism – Ch. 6b “Christian Life”

(Click here to see all posts in this series) So we are continuing now on to the second half of the chapter which focuses upon the application of the atonement. As we saw last week the atonement is at the heart of the doctrine of salvation. Without it we do not have hope for we … Continue reading Book Club: Christianity & Liberalism – Ch. 6b “Christian Life”

Book Club: Christianity & Liberalism – Ch. 6a “Salvation”

(Earlier posts in this series: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5) As we near the end of the book (only one chapter left), we find one of its longest chapters. Akin to what we believe about Jesus, what we believe about salvation is foundational for everything. We must be clear not … Continue reading Book Club: Christianity & Liberalism – Ch. 6a “Salvation”