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A New Bible Reading Plan for The Church

I am absolutely thrilled to share with everyone the God’s Glory in Salvation Through Judgment Annual Bible Reading Plan!  This Bible reading plan integrates daily Bible reading with readings from James Hamilton’s book, God’s Glory in Salvation Through Judgment. We have numerous goals in mind with the creation of this Bible reading plan: First, we wanted...

He’s Here! He’s Come! Come and See Him!

“the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.” (Matthew 4:16 ESV, cf. Isaiah 9:2) I absolutely love the Advent season.  Advent is a time, beginning on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and concluding on Christmas day, […]

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A New Bible Reading Plan for The Church

I am absolutely thrilled to share with everyone the God’s Glory in Salvation Through Judgment Annual Bible Reading Plan!  This Bible reading plan integrates daily Bible reading with readings from James Hamilton’s book, God’s Glory in Salvation Through Judgment. We have numerous goals in mind with the creation of this Bible reading plan: First, we wanted […]

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Active Spirituality: Grace and Effort in the Christian Life, A Book Review

Brian G. Hedges. Active Spirituality: Grace and Effort in the Christian Life. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherds Press, 2014. 141 pp. $12.50   I have really benefitted from the writings of Brian Hedges. The first book I read by him was Christ Formed in You: The Power of The Gospel for Personal Change. In that book Hedges does […]

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Reflecting on Haddon’s Seventh Birthday

Today my firstborn, Haddon Owen, turns seven. The fact that I have a seven year old son is nearly inexplicable. The only thing that accounts for it is God’s mercy and goodness towards those who love him. Seven years ago the Lord, in his kindness gave us our firstborn. In a few more days we […]

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Corvettes and the Gospel of Grace

The first time I met my father-in-law he was driving a brand new Corvette, a Z06 to be precise— talk about first impressions! It was black and I was green with envy. I had been near Corvettes but never inside one. I had heard Corvettes, but never felt the g-force of one… This would all […]

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Charles Haddon Spurgeon: The “Prince of Preachers”

On October 9th and 10th I plan on attending Southern Seminary’s Alumni Academy. I’m incredibly thankful for Southern and their willingness to serve churches by providing leaders with ongoing theological education. The topics are diverse— they’ve held previous Alumni Academy’s ranging from New Testament theology, to Biblical Counseling, to Missions and Evangelism. For anyone interested […]

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“Spiritual Disciplines for The Christian Life” by Don Whitney: A Review

I have had the privilege and opportunity to write a book review for 9Marks, a ministry that has served myself and innumerable others extremely well. If you don’t know about 9Marks you should. They’ve written many helpful books on a variety of issues the church must faithfully and biblically address. They excel in both brevity […]

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College Students: Read These Books

Earlier this week Matt Smethurst, associate editor for The Gospel Coalition, published an article entitled: “Dear College Students, Read These Books.” I linked to it on Facebook because he offers great advice. I haven’t read all of the books, the only exceptions are the Patton and Roberts recommendations. His post and recommendations therein have inspired […]

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How to Keep From Going Off The Rails in College

I have been a College Minister for six years, and I count it a privilege. For me, college ministry offers a front row seat in one of the most accelerated times for growing in godliness I can possibly think of. One of the greatest joys I have is reflecting on how the Lord has changed […]

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“The Atheist’s Fatal Flaw” by Geisler and McCoy:  A Review

Norman L. Geisler and Daniel J. McCoy. The Atheist’s Fatal Flaw: Exposing Conflicting Beliefs. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2014. 175pp. $14.99 In this new book Geisler and McCoy seek to expose various inconsistencies in the logic and argumentation of notable atheists, specifically when it comes to God and his ability or inability to prevent moral […]

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