WHAT TO READ NEXT (5/14/21)

WHAT TO READ NEXT (5/14/21)

6 min to read Thanks subscribing and reading! Behold — books and articles with links. What’s next for you? BOOKS TO READ BOOK #1The Bible Speaks Today (Commentary Series) – ed. J.A. Motyer and John Stott Pastors and Bible study preppers, I have long loved and used these commentaries. They bring pastoral wisdom and academic precision together. I preach through books of the Bible …

WHAT TO READ NEXT (5/7/21)

WHAT TO READ NEXT (5/7/21)

8 min to read Thanks subscribing and reading! Behold — books and articles with links. What’s next for you? BOOKS TO READ BOOK #1The Marrow of Modern Divinity – by Edward Fisher I posted about this book yesterday. Near the top of my list, this book helps me understand the relationship between the Law and the Gospel. Edward Fisher was an ordinary guy in …

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/30/21)

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/30/21)

10 min to read Thanks again for subscribing and reading! Behold — books and articles with links. What’s next for you? BOOKS TO READ BOOK #1Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been – by Jackie Hill Perry Every book tells a story. But not every story captivates the same way. The story of Jackie Hill …

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/23/21)

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/23/21)

7 min to read Thanks again for subscribing and reading! Behold — books and articles with links. What’s next? BOOKS TO READ BOOK #1Providence – by John Piper Here’s a big, honk’n book I recently started. It’ll take a while to get through it. This dude is 752 pages long. Whoa! With any long book, the question of stewardship looms large. But I can’t …

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/16/21)

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/16/21)

8 min to read For this WRN update, I’ll share some books which were highlighted at The Gospel Coalition conference this week (and some others). Behold — books and articles with links. What’s next? BOOKS TO READ BOOK #1How to Reach the West Again: Six Essential Elements of a Missionary Encounter – by Timothy Keller Christianity is growing beautifully in many parts of the …

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/9/21)

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/9/21)

6 min to read Here we go! You’re reading the first edition of this little, weekly email update. I spend a lot of time reading books and articles, so I thought it cool to put some good ones into a weekly update. Behold — books and articles with links. What’s next? BOOKS TO READ BOOK #1I Still Do: Growing Closer and Stronger through Life’s …

THE HOUND OF HEAVEN

THE HOUND OF HEAVEN

4 min to read A poem titled “The Hound of Heaven” influenced G.K. Chesterton and J.R.R. Tolkien, and lots of other people with famous dotted initials. The poem pictures the Lord as a relentless hound hunting for His people. Though they run and hide, His gracious pursuit wins in the end. “The Hound of Heaven” I fled Him down the nights and down the …

WHY DOES THIS STUFF KEEP HAPPENING?

2 min to read We find ourselves asking this question more and more. Sometimes, the losses and crosses of a hard life seem to mount and grow. Unrelenting troubles crash on our shores over and over again. And we ask (perhaps in exasperation), Why does this stuff keep happening? We can find in Scripture many answers to this question. In fact, I found one …

LEARNING TO MINISTER AND NOT PEDDLE GOD’S WORD

LEARNING TO MINISTER AND NOT PEDDLE GOD’S WORD

3 min to read I don’t know many people who “peddle” the Word of God. Paul gave a clear exhortation to his crowd, reminding that they do not peddle the Word as others were doing. “For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God” (2 …

QUIET TIME RESET PLAN

QUIET TIME RESET PLAN

2 min to read Three weeks into the new year, your big plans for regular devotional time might already have unraveled. It happens to you. It happens to me. It happens to all of us. We make good, detailed plans. Then those plans slip away from us. Most years, I end up needing a quiet-time resetโ€“a renewed plan to carry forward after the new …