Review: ‘Raising Men, Not Boys’ by Mike Fabarez

In a society that is growing increasingly more uncomfortable with gender distinctions, publishing a book that calls parents to raise their boys to become men is almost a revolutionary act. The very idea that we should make intentional effort to ensure our little boys grow into godly, productive, courageous, sensible, masculine men will jar the … Continue reading Review: ‘Raising Men, Not Boys’ by Mike Fabarez

‘Why the Reformation Still Matters’ by Michael Reeves and Tim Chester

Five hundred years ago this October 31st, a young Augustinian monk, disturbed about the Roman Catholic Church’s many pastoral abuses and doctrinal aberrations, nailed to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, a list of topics he wanted to debate with the local religious authorities. Although he didn’t realize it at the time, Martin Luther’s “95 … Continue reading ‘Why the Reformation Still Matters’ by Michael Reeves and Tim Chester

‘The Religious Tradesman’ by Richard Steele

Richard Steele was a Puritan minister in the mid-seventeenth century, but his work The Religious Tradesman is what you might consider a "lost classic." Even in 1747, eighty years after its initial publication, Isaac Watts, writing in the introduction, lamented that the piece was "now very little known;" it's popularity foundering under the disadvantages of an "ancient … Continue reading ‘The Religious Tradesman’ by Richard Steele

Where's the (Philosophy of) Science? A Review of Four Views on The Historical Adam

Late in 2013 Zondervan released another installment in their Counterpoints series--this particular contribution offering different perspectives on the historicity of Adam. Since their inception several years ago, I have appreciated these multiple-view books. Although I usually come to and leave these books holding firmly to one of the views, I am always grateful to learn, first-hand, how proponents of different … Continue reading Where's the (Philosophy of) Science? A Review of Four Views on The Historical Adam

The Pastor’s Kid by Barnabas Piper

The Pastor’s Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity. By Barnabas Piper. Colorado Springs, CO: David C Cook, 2014, 160 pp., $12.99. Re-entering pastoral ministry after a seven-year seminary hiatus with the recent addition of two boys makes me nervous. More than anything I fear the possibility that my children’s regular exposure to the disappointments, trials, and vulnerabilities of pastoral ministry … Continue reading The Pastor’s Kid by Barnabas Piper