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Archive of entries posted on November 2006

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, review

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God , ed. John Piper and Justin Taylor (Crossway, 2006), pb. 256 pp. I have not read this book all the way through, but I am very impressed with it so far. I think this will be a very useful resource for dealing with suffering and for helping, pastoring those […]

Book Reviews Coming

Over the next few weeks I plan to post several book reviews. This will be more reviews at once than typical for me, but I will do this for two main reasons. One, this is the time in the year when I come across more new books. Second, it is also a time when people […]

Shepherd Press Newsletter

I appreciate the work of Shepherd Press, and their regular newsletter is a good resource for thoughts on parenting and good books. Their best known book is probably Tedd Tripp’s Shepherding a Child’s Heart , which is a great book. My point here though is their email newsletter. You can sign up here to receive […]

Shepherd Press Newsletter

I appreciate the work of Shepherd Press, and their regular newsletter is a good resource. They produce a number of good books primarily on family life. Their best known book is probably Tedd Tripp’s Shepherding a Child’s Heart , which is a great book. My point here though is their email newsletter. You can sign […]

A Hymn for Thanksgiving

As we begin our Thanksgiving, let me share this hymn. It is good for us to give thanks to God for all things, but we must take care that we not sound as if we are really worshipping the idol Materialism. In other words, while we thank God for things, we have much to thank […]

The Christian Counselor’s Commentary, I Timothy, II Timothy, Titus

The Christian Counselor’s Commentary, I Timothy, II Timothy, Titus, by Jay E. Adams (Timeless Texts, 1994) I was very intrigued with this book when I saw it advertised. I am no expert on Jay Adams, but I know that he has stressed a reliance on the Bible in addressing the issues of life and the […]

Broadus, Preachers Without Fame

Here is a good word from John Broadus, one of our SBC giants of the past. Writing about “Preachers without Fame” he encourages us not to worry about the applause of man- something we know we ought not live for but something which has a sinister, alarming allure. “Hail, ye unknown, forgotten brethren!…The Christian world […]

Early Love of Reading

“My early and invincible love of reading, I would not exchange for the treasures of India.” -Edward Gibbon (1734-1794) From: Grant, George & Karen Grant. Shelf Life: How Books Have Changed the Destinies and Desires of Men and Nations. Nashville, TN: Cumberland House Publishing, 1999,

Pastoral Plagiarism in the WSJ

Today’s edition of the Wall Street Journal ran a front page story by Suzanne Sataline on the issue of pastors preaching others’ sermons. The story is titled, “That Sermon You Heard on Sunday May Be From the Web” (you have to subscribe to read articles online, though they appear to offer a free trial). Mrs. […]

O Thou Dread Power

I have not read much of the poetry of Robert Burns because of the little know about his life. However, one need not condone the actions of another to recognize when he speaks truth. This poem, written after staying over night with a pastor’s family is a wonderful family prayer. O Thou Dread Power O […]