There are tens of thousands of theological books and commentaries available today. Despite this massive selection, however, I am becoming more convinced (almost daily!) that there is no necessary correlation between number of books in our libraries and actual insight into the Bible. In fact, I am beginning to think that the more widely one … Continue reading 'The MacArthur Bible Commentary' by John MacArthur
The longer I am a Christian, the more I realize of how great a sinner I am. This realization is not necessarily a virtue in and of itself: if I am only acutely aware of my sin, I will wallow in despair and fear. On the other hand, it is by recognizing the depth of … Continue reading Fighting and Resting – Thoughts on Romans 7:13-25
A headline that has found its way into several major newspapers this week and subsequently caught my attention, is the recent government report of America's increased average life expectancy. Men and women in America, on average, are now expected to live for 78 years. As a point of reference, The National Center for Health Statistics … Continue reading Christians and Life Expectancy
Unless the heart is broken True love to Christ cannot flow Only a heart that is broken Can the beauty of Christ know O that I would be broken Over a true sight of my sin Then real compassion and love Would flow to enemy and kin But pride is most crafty It loves to … Continue reading 'Unless the Heart is Broken'
I have been recently observing an unfortunate phenomenon: Jonathan Edwards is not well known. My referencing of Edwards in conversation has usually been met with an astonishing, “Who?” or, the caricature of the angry, downcast, miserable, depressed, joy-stealing preacher of “Sinners in the hands of an angry God,” springs to mind and immediately prejudices the … Continue reading 'Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography' by Iain Murray