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Top Ten Books of 2019

Here's my top ten books of 2019 in no particular order, with a few honorable mentions thrown in for good measure, plus my top three articles of the year. Enjoy! D. A. Carson, The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God. In this short book (only 84 pages), Carson argues...

Book Briefs

With my "Top Ten Books of 2019" set to release in a few weeks, I thought I'd share some of the books I've ready recently that will not make my top ten. Here goes: Johann Gerhard, Handbook of Consolations for the Fears and Trials That Oppress Us in the Struggle with...

Silence, Solitude, Slower Pace

“Oh, how weary I am, how weary I’ve been for many years already, of this need to live twenty-four hours every day!” ~ Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) Silence, solitude, and a slower pace of life. I yearn for more of all three. In a bustling and busy world where voices...

Lessons Gleaned from a Retirement Ceremony

Life in a post-Genesis 3 world ensures both heavenly and hellish days as we march toward the New Jerusalem. Whether we're basking in the warmth of God's blessings or trudging through the snow of a difficult season, notes of grace are all around us. An unexpected note...

A Haiku Kind of Life

“You’re just a nice-looking boy, a bit slight, well scrubbed and well mannered. All that is fine, but it’s your existence I love you for, mainly. Existence seems to me now the most remarkable thing that could ever be imagined” ~ Marilynne Robinson[1]...

Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart: Book “Review”

Countless books on pastoral ministry flood the Christian market each year. My guess is only a few are worth reading—and perhaps even less worth remembering. Amid the torrent of this year’s releases, one came hot off the presses with much fanfare and many a...

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Help for Those Struggling to Discern God’s Will

“Whereas the doctrine [of the divine decree] itself can be deduced from the Word of God, the manner in which God decreed it is hidden from us. In this respect we have hindsight rather than foresight” ~ Wilhelmus á Brakel (1635–1711)[1]...

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Top Ten Books of 2019

Here's my top ten books of 2019 in no particular order, with a few honorable mentions thrown in for good measure, plus my top three articles of the year. Enjoy! D. A. Carson, The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God. In this short book (only 84 pages), Carson argues...

read more

Book Briefs

With my "Top Ten Books of 2019" set to release in a few weeks, I thought I'd share some of the books I've ready recently that will not make my top ten. Here goes: Johann Gerhard, Handbook of Consolations for the Fears and Trials That Oppress Us in the Struggle with...

read more

Silence, Solitude, Slower Pace

“Oh, how weary I am, how weary I’ve been for many years already, of this need to live twenty-four hours every day!” ~ Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) Silence, solitude, and a slower pace of life. I yearn for more of all three. In a bustling and busy world where voices...

read more

Lessons Gleaned from a Retirement Ceremony

Life in a post-Genesis 3 world ensures both heavenly and hellish days as we march toward the New Jerusalem. Whether we're basking in the warmth of God's blessings or trudging through the snow of a difficult season, notes of grace are all around us. An unexpected note...

read more

A Haiku Kind of Life

“You’re just a nice-looking boy, a bit slight, well scrubbed and well mannered. All that is fine, but it’s your existence I love you for, mainly. Existence seems to me now the most remarkable thing that could ever be imagined” ~ Marilynne Robinson[1]...

read more

Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart: Book “Review”

Countless books on pastoral ministry flood the Christian market each year. My guess is only a few are worth reading—and perhaps even less worth remembering. Amid the torrent of this year’s releases, one came hot off the presses with much fanfare and many a...

read more