A Living Example

I have been reading (or, more accurately, listening to) the book Columbine by Dave Cullen. Written ten years after the 1999 school shootings in Littleton, Colorado, it seeks to be the definitive account of an event that left an indelible mark on A…

Muslim Christian News Picks for August 25-August 31, 2012

Links to the most interesting/significant Muslim Christian news of the week (August 4-August 10, 2012).

Muslim Christian News Picks for August 25-August 31, 2012 is a post from Is the Quran the Word of God?

A La Carte (8/31)

When To Be Suspicious – There is some wise counsel in this article. “Once in a while you will stumble across a sentence that goes something like ‘theology says…’, ‘philosophy says..’, or ‘economics says..&#8217…

Hope for Your How-to Sermons

I was taught by many that good preaching must be practical, focusing on action. I was even told in a couple seminary classes that every point in a sermon should be a command. I appreciate the emphasis on practicality and the desire to see people moved…

Reading Scripture Publicly

One of the most underestimated and neglected portions of Christian worship services is the reading of God’s Word.  In many places it has simply been set aside, replaced with other activities such as music and drama.  Where the reading of Scripture is still practiced, people struggle devoting attention to it on both sides of the […]

If We Have Died to Sin, Why Do We Still Sin?

I have read Jerry Bridges’ books all out of order, undoubtedly not the best way to read an author’s works. However, doing this has shown me something I find interesting: Throughout his writing career, he has remained on a single trajectory …

A La Carte (8/30)

The Porn Gateways – Here’s a helpful word for those who struggle with pornography: “While taking a deeper look into the heart of the sin, I noticed that people were battling their sins (of pornography and lust) at a shallow surface level, a…

Has Anyone Seen God?

Has anyone ever seen God? This is a question that arises naturally when reading through Scripture. You’re making your way through Exodus and then you read in 24:9-10,Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel…

Where Did the New Calvinism Come From?

Justin Taylor recently revived Mark Dever’s 2007 series of articles titled “Where’d All These New Calvinists Come From?” This was a ten-part series that looked to the rise of New Calvinism and sought to discover the sources of a…

A La Carte (8/29)

Solid Joys – Solid Joys is a new, free application available from Desiring God for iPhone and iPad which provides a short daily devotional excerpt from the ministry of John Piper.A Stark Contrast – I enjoyed reading this blogger’s experience…