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New Book on Augustine for Children

Simonetta Carr, whose book on Calvin I have commented on previously, has now completed a similar book on Augustine.It looks good I look forward to seeing it when it is relased later this month. Hardback, 64 pages Page size: 8 x 10 inches Retail Price: $18.00 ISBN978-1-60178-073-7 Here are some of the endorsements: “A splendid […]

Eugene Peterson on “Successful Ministry”

Justin Taylor cited this passage from Eugene Peterson’s Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity (pp. 7-8).Peterson is really good on pastoral ministry and this quote resonates with much discussed here so I wanted to pass it along.   For a long time, I have been convinced that I could take a person with […]

Galatians and Growing in Grace

I think God is really teaching and growing me in the realm of grace and much of it is tied to the book of Galatians. Eric Smith who is preaching through Galatians has commented on this (here and here) and has helped me in conversation. At our church, we have been walking through Galatians as […]

Horton on Home & Church

I just came across this quote posted by my friend Justin Wainscott.I thought it followed well my post on the importance of stories.We parents must orient our lives and families so as to show our children that God’s story is the central realities of our lives thus showing them the way to follow.   Christian […]

Godfrey’s An Unexpected Journey

I have just finished reading Robert Godfrey’s spiritual autobiography, An Unexpected Journey: Discovering Reformed Christianity.It was a wonderful, refreshing read.The portrait of vibrant Christianity (in the church where he came to faith, and elsewhere) which he describes is so compelling.As a Baptist I have places of difference with Godfrey, but this book was good for […]

The Fortifying Value of Stories

I have been quite behind in posting for a number of reasons including the fact that we have been reading the Lord of the Rings books which are taking considerably longer than many others we have read!Just last night we read the following portion from The Two Towers.I am struck by how often in great […]

Yarbrough on 1-3 John

You just have to love a commentary which opens with a preface like the one in Bob Yarbrough’s 1, 2, and 3 John (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament).Now, I was already a Yarbrough fan having had him for German while at TEDS and enjoyed several interactions with him.Therefore, what he wrote in this […]

Sanctification by Faith

Here is a good description of sanctification making clear that we work but we do so by grace and not to earn or maintain our salvation. “As Americans, we live in a culture that looks for fast, simple solutions to all problems…. we must testify that no such solution exists for the process of sanctification. […]