Several months ago, I wrote a book review on The Gospel for Real Life by Jerry Bridges. Bridges, in the introduction, describes the book as, "Gospel 101." The entire book is a refreshing, thorough, clear exposition of the gospel in all its glorious aspects: justification, reconciliation, redemption, etc. Bridges argues in this book, and also his book, … Continue reading We Never Get Beyond the Gospel
A few months ago I wrote an article entitled, Meditate on a single verse for the good of your soul. I would like to add to that subject some helpful quotes from Don Whitney's book, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, to help us see the vital importance of Biblical meditation and the detriment of hurried disciplines. "Puritan … Continue reading Thoughts on Biblical Meditation
Isn't it redundant and a waste of time to continue to read and write more theology books? Don't we already have enough that should last us for, say, the next 150 years? Didn't Calvin nail it with his Institutes? Come on, let's get on to something more worthwhile... And so the comments go. Perhaps you've heard them, too. Perhaps you've thought them. … Continue reading Why More Theology Books?
Last week I was asked to give the devotional in our Basics of Biblical Greek class at seminary. I chose the text from 1 Timothy 4:16 where Paul exhorts Timothy, "Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself … Continue reading Study Devotionally