Book Review: Flags Out Front

Charming novel in the style of Wodehouse and Chesterton. Timely, too. The plot is simple: set in today’s day and age, the president of a small Bible college ends up embroiled in a national controversy over the relative placement of the national, Christian, and state flags flown out front. What began as a drunk prank … Continue reading "Book Review: Flags Out Front"

Spiritual Growth

Spiritual growth depends on two things: first a willingness to live according to the Word of God; second, a willingness to take whatever consequences emerge as a result. —Sinclair Ferguson (shared from Challies).

Rejoicing in Suffering

In 1 Peter 4:12-16, Peter exhorts his readers to rejoice when they encounter “the fiery trial” and gives specific instructions on how to respond to this suffering. These are a short few verses, but they are packed with useful instruction and warning. Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon … Continue reading "Rejoicing in Suffering"

Bible Reading for Bibliophiles

As the New Year rolls around, I’m reminded again of a profitable Bible reading practice I implemented several times in the past. Like most avid readers, I consume a lot of information from many authors and many genres over the course of the year. At the recommendation of some mentor—unfortunately I forget their name—I decided … Continue reading "Bible Reading for Bibliophiles"

Book Review: Future Grace

The title of this book does not do it justice. Paired with the subtitle, it makes a little more sense: “The Purifying Power of Living By Faith in Future Grace.” Even then, it still fails to accurately convey the compelling, life-altering teachings found in this book. Future Grace seems to be much more essential than … Continue reading "Book Review: Future Grace"

Tensions and Theology

It is natural to strive for resolution; to leave no question unanswered, to connect all the dots, to make sense of it all. Somewhere deep within me is an urge to put everything in nice neat little boxes and have everything make perfect sense. This drive is helpful sometimes. It has motivated me to deepen … Continue reading "Tensions and Theology"