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”

Book Club: Christianity & Liberalism – Ch. 4 “The Bible”

(Previous posts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) Not long ago I had two LDS missionaries in my home. It was our fourth meeting and seeing we were not progressing they requested this be our last time. Then one of the missionaries in tears told me that he believed with all his heart that the … Continue reading Book Club: Christianity & Liberalism – Ch. 4 “The Bible”

Book Club: Christianity & Liberalism – Ch.3 “God and Man”

(Earlier posts: Part 1, Part 2) Prior to the purchase of our home, we had an inspection done. One of the things I was particularly paranoid about was the foundation. I wanted to be sure we had a house that was sound from the ground up. This is true of our belief systems as well. … Continue reading Book Club: Christianity & Liberalism – Ch.3 “God and Man”

Book Club: Christianity & Liberalism – Ch. 2 “Doctrine”

  Before we jump into the meat, let's take a quick look at the sandwich. Machen (right) has established the problem of theological liberalism. He argues that in seeking rescue the faith from modernity theologians and pastors have actually emptied Christianity of its most crucial content (See part 1). He will explore why in the … Continue reading Book Club: Christianity & Liberalism – Ch. 2 “Doctrine”