The Joy of Hearing by Thomas Schreiner

We are coming out of a pandemic. Russia invaded Ukraine. I finished reading a book about the Book of Revelation. You can’t make it up. People often call the Book of Revelation the most difficult book in the Bible. For decades, people have anxiously read it side by side with a newspaper trying to decipher… Continue reading The Joy of Hearing by Thomas Schreiner

Wealth of Generosity

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We have been walking through 2 Corinthians in our small group the last few months. This past week, we were in the first half of chapter 8 where Paul encourages the Corinthians to finish taking up the collection for the church in Jerusalem. Paul gives the Corinthians two examples of generosity and sacrificial giving: the… Continue reading Wealth of Generosity

Where the Light Fell by Philip Yancey

Years ago my mentor led a church book study on What’s So Amazing About Grace by Philip Yancey. I was struck by the concise, direct, but gentle writing. Yancey tackles difficult theological questions, particularly ones hurting people may struggle with. He takes difficult concepts and explains them in a practical way everyone can understand. I… Continue reading Where the Light Fell by Philip Yancey

What God Has To Say About Our Bodies

Opinions regarding our bodies, gender, and sexuality dominate our headlines today. We’re told to love our bodies, but in the same breathe we’re told we should change them if we want. We should have a healthy body image, but the media tells us that there’s an epidemic of obesity. The confusion goes on and on.… Continue reading What God Has To Say About Our Bodies

The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

As I was reading The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self by Carl R. Trueman, I knew very early that it would be one of my favorite books of the year. I can say without hyperbole The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self is the most profound cultural analysis I’ve read. “I’m a… Continue reading The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

Advent and Nahum?

It’s advent season, and I’m teaching through the book of Nahum. I know. It’s weird, right? I didn’t particularly plan to teach through this book during advent, but things just happened that way. The even stranger thing is it has kind of made sense.  Nahum’s name means comfort, which dovetails nicely with advent, comforting Christmas… Continue reading Advent and Nahum?