EPIC: Germany (Wrap-up)

My trip to Germany has come to an end. At least, it will be at an end bright and early tomorrow morning when I’ll head back to Toronto. There are quite a lot of things I’m taking away from the trip, which you can read about in these little excerpts from my travel journal.

Two Gifts You Give To Others in Your Sanctification

It’s a drum I beat again and again: Your sanctification is a gift to others. Your continual growth in holiness is not something you emphasize merely for your own benefit or your own assurance, but something you pursue for the benefit of others. This message cuts hard against the individualism of western society, so is one we need to hear again and again. A wife’s sanctification is a gift she gives her husband. A pastor’s sanctification is a gift he …

EPIC: Germany (Days 5-6 + Coming Clean)

My journey through Germany continues as I go searching for church history. I realized, though, that in all I’ve said about this trip and the project behind it, I’ve failed to give key information. So on one of these pages I tell what this trip (and the book it will lead to) is really about.

Weekend A La Carte (August 19)

Check out Westminster Books for some new deals on timely books. Yesterday I shared a review of an excellent new book: Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: Critical Questions and Answers. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Eclipses Atlas Obscura answers a host of questions about the coming eclipse. 10 Suggestions For New Bible College Students “From one Bible college graduate to another, here’s a brief word to students beginning their education this month…” Seminary Is Not an Oasis “While my mind …

Free Stuff Fridays (Conference Tickets)

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by the G3 Conference which also sponsored the blog this week. The G3 Conference will be taking place January 18-20 in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature a long list of speakers including Steven Lawson, Voddie Baucham, Keith Getty, H.B. Charles Jr., Tom Ascol and many more. It will also include a Spanish pre-conference on January 17. There will be five winners this week and each will receive a great prize: Passes for two to attend the G3 …

Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage

We are well-served with books on marriage. Whether we are approaching our wedding day or closing in on our 50th anniversary, we’ve got lots of wise counsel to turn to: The Meaning of Marriage by Tim and Kathy Keller, Married for God by Christopher Ash, When Sinners Say, “I Do,” by Dave Harvey, and on and on. But while we are well-served with books on marriage, we are not nearly so well-served with books on divorce and remarriage. And while …

A La Carte (August 18)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a few new titles. Yesterday I wrote about why you need to push yourself beyond headlines. Trump Is More In Touch Than You Think I link to this analysis from Rod Dreher because it seems to make a similar point to mine yesterday. Reading headlines in the news you’d come to one set of conclusions, but reading statistics you’d come to another. In all areas, whether religion or politics, you’ve got to read deeply if …

EPIC: Germany (Day 4)

I continue my journey through the Land of Luther, all as part of the project I’m calling EPIC. Today we visited Erfurt where Luther entered a monastery and began life as a monk. Here are a few notes and a couple of photos.

Today, More than Ever, Read Beyond the Headlines

I’m not sure the news will ever be the same after the presidency of Donald Trump. While the industry has already been in a long decline, it seems to have entered into an era of near-insanity as the networks and websites compete against one another to set new standards in thoughtless, bloviating reporting. Whether those networks love or hate the president, they seem to be tripping over themselves and one another to say the most the fastest, to constantly editorialize …

A La Carte (August 17)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few books you may want to add to your collection. Death on Demand? Once again, we turn to Holland for a warning of the “progress” that comes with the acceptance of assisted suicide. Iceland’s Future: Clear, Bright and Cold Iceland is celebrating that they have pretty much eliminated Downs Syndrome. But the way they did so is chilling. (See also this by Joe Carter.) The Elvis Phenomenon 40 years ago Elvis died, and R.C. Sproul …