Category Archives: Book reviews

An Open Letter to Spurgeon’s Church

There is gold all around us, yet it stands in unexpected places. When my colleague reviewed The Forgotten Spurgeon by Murray, it prompted me to check out the book that has been waiting on my shelves. Murray titles should not … Continue reading

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First Corinthians in Bite-sized Portions

Last Lord’s Day I began working through 1 Corinthians. Here is the path we hope to trod over the next year or so. Purpose statement: •    A correction of relational, sexual, ecclesiastical, and theological problems that all churches might face … Continue reading

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Intellectual Sustenance of 2013

Listed in the basic order that I read them this year, here are the books that I completed in 2013. By completed, I mean first that I grasped the author’s main point including his most significant arguments, and second, I … Continue reading

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Between Two Cultures

By providing a platform for all people including those who have not proven their ability to string two logical thoughts together, blogs carry the potential to increase the cacophony of voices vying for our attention in the information age. But … Continue reading

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Pop Music is Seeping

“[Pop music] has seeped into our sensibilities in such a way that nothing that antedates it really sounds like music to us. … To dismiss the cultural effects of music as insignificant or merely a matter of taste, is like … Continue reading

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If Only I Had Three Hands

My right hand holds the London Baptist Confession of 1689 pretty firmly with only a few exceptions—like defining the pope as the antichrist (a pretty common hermeneutical conclusion back in the Luther-Calvin-Council of Trent days). And Tolkien’s Lord of the … Continue reading

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