Christian Living

Schaeffer on the Christian Life

I have long had a dream of visiting L’Abri, the mission project of Francis and Edith Schaeffer in the Swiss Alps. It was a work, driven both by an earnest pursuit of community and spiritual education, that formed a whole generation of theologians, apologists, and...

Jesus, Continued…. Why The Spirit Inside You Is Better Than Jesus Beside You

It’s been said by many theologians that the Holy Spirit is the neglected Person in the Trinity. Critical to understanding the Holy Spirit is knowing how the Holy Spirit empowers Christians to live on mission for God in order to spread the gospel to the nations through...

Packer on the Christian Life Knowing God in Christ, Walking by the Spirit

J.I. Packer has arguably been one of the greatest theologians of the late 20th and early 21st century. His influence is felt from debates raging from the inerrancy of Scripture, to sanctification, and more. Over the past few years, I’ve read more of Packer books than...

Book Review: Wednesdays Were Pretty Normal

As a pastor I have to counsel many who suffer. Often I'm at a loss as to what to say. I know the right Scriptures to present. I can reassure them that our people love them and are standing with them. But unless I've undergone a smilar trial, what do I say? What do I...

Book Review Preaching that Changes Lives

Books on preaching tend to focus on how to exegete the passage or construct a sermon but not many focus on how to reevaluate and consider one’s current practice of preaching through the matrix of application. Preaching that Changes Lives, by Dr. Mike Fabarez, helps...

Book Review Die Young Burying Your Self In Christ

Few issues are more important for Christians than understanding who they are in Christ. In a world that continues to entice the Christian to succumb to worldly pleasure recently there have been many books published on the identity of the Christian, and Die Young:...

Book Review Mere Apologetics

Books on apologetics are quickly becoming one of my favorite topics within theology to read on. Being that most of my conversations at coffee shops or with neighbors are apologetic related it was with some degree of interest that I read Mere Apologetics by Dr....

Book Review Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today

Many books are written on preaching every year, but not many of those books stand the test of time. Most of the books on preaching succeed in helping the reader understand theories on preaching, the history of preaching, or what the Bible teaches on preaching. Very...

Book Review Putting Amazing Back into Grace

Very few books stand the test of time and even fewer last twenty years and then go through a revision and update. Putting Amazing Back into Grace is a book that has been read and studied by many people throughout the years. I first read this book back in high school...