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?

Deep Discipleship by J.T. English

I was almost convinced that Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund was going to be my favorite book of the year, but Deep Discipleship by J.T. English gives it a run for that spot. Having facilitated Bible studies and small groups for years, I’m especially interested in discipleship and spiritual growth. Deep Discipleship diagnoses the… Continue reading Deep Discipleship by J.T. English

Live Not By Lies | Rod Dreher

Historians are going to have a wealth of events to study from 2020.  Perhaps more than the year 1968. No doubt one thing they will analyze will be the unabashed rise of totalitarianism in the West, which is the topic of Rod Dreher’s new book Live Not By Lies. Dreher analyzes the rise of what… Continue reading Live Not By Lies | Rod Dreher

Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans

I bought Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans edited by Robert Elmer recently. I’ve had it on my want list for a while, but what made me pull the trigger was watching Puritan: All of Life to the Glory of God. By the way, the documentary is pretty expensive. The only affordable option I found… Continue reading Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans

Finding the Right Hills To Die On – Gavin Ortlund

Finding the Right Hills To Die On: The Case for Theological Triage by Gavin Ortlund is definitely a book for our times. Although, if you think back through the history of the church, you’ll see it’s a book for any age where Christians disagreed on various secondary doctrines. In other words, someone should have written… Continue reading Finding the Right Hills To Die On – Gavin Ortlund

Psalm 119: Assurances During a Pandemic

A month or so ago, our Sunday School class began studying Psalm 119. The last Sunday we were able to meet before the coronavirus mandate banning groups of 10 or more, we looked at two stanzas: verses 49-56 and 57-64. I hope these thoughts point you to God’s assurances during this pandemic. We all have… Continue reading Psalm 119: Assurances During a Pandemic

Books To Be Quarantined With

I stole this idea from Seth Lewis’s Blog, because I really like this idea of books to be quarantined with. It’s kind of like books to be stranded on a deserted island with. Haven’t we all kind of been involuntarily sent to the deserted island of our homes? Anyway, it got me thinking of what books… Continue reading Books To Be Quarantined With

Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund

Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund feels like being wrapped in a warm, Puritan weighted blanket for your soul. I didn’t know such a thing existed, but here it is. It’s theologically rich, and at the same time easy to understand and encouraging. I have a feeling it’s going to be one of my favorites… Continue reading Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund

Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson

Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson is one of those books that feels like you just had an enlightening conversation with a wise friend. I lost myself in the conversation and time flew. Before I knew it, it was over, yet I felt full and happy and inspired. Something about the way Peterson writes just… Continue reading Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry – John Mark Comer

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer is a combination of a book on slowing down and a book on the spiritual disciplines. Spiritual disciplines or practices have been in vogue lately, but Comer’s book is the real deal. Of course, the spiritual disciplines force us to slow down, so the combination works well.… Continue reading The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry – John Mark Comer