Category Archives: Discipleship

Theology of the Westminster Confession: Holy Scripture

My church is starting a new adult Sunday School class.  The topic is the theology of the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF).  I taught the first session of class and will probably teach a few more before we wrap up … Continue reading

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Wild At Heart (Book Review)

Every now and then I get asked whether I’ve read such-and-such a book.  Usually it’s a popular Christian book, sometimes a bestseller. (Hey, I’m a pastor, so I’ve come to expect people will ask about these.)  Unfortunately for these folks, … Continue reading

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The Songs of Jesus (Book Review)

Martin Luther famously quipped the Psalms are a “little Bible.”  Israel’s inspired hymnal has served for nearly 3000 years as the devotional songbook of God’s people.  The Psalter is certainly the most precious and read portion of all the Bible.  … Continue reading

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Generous Justice (Book Review)

Christians with a social conscience.  The idea wasn’t supposed to be so controversial.  But it seems whenever you combine the notions of justice with the gospel, the antennae go up for critics of the social gospel.  Now don’t get me … Continue reading

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Holy Orders

Lots of people today believe Christianity is of no practical good. Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of Microsoft, quipped, “Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There’s a lot more I could be doing … Continue reading

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The New Man (Book Review)

Dan Doriani, author, teacher, professor, speaker, and “weekend warrior” is convinced that men can’t “just do it.”  What can’t we do?  We can’t live the Christian life by just exerting more effort keeping a bunch of rules, adhering to some … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Progress (Book Review)

What else can one add to all the praise heaped upon John Bunyan’s classic The Pilgrim’s Progress?  It’s the most read and influential book ever written in the English language, save the King James Bible.  And for good reason.  Bunyan, … Continue reading

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