May 30, 2013

Shallow and Pragmatic: Creating Churches Unsaved People Love to Attend

Carl Trueman has written a scathing review of Andy Stanley's new book, Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend. Check it out here.

If for some reason you still want to purchase Deep and Wide, it's available here:

But, in this blogger's humble opinion, you'd be much better off going here and purchasing one of Carl Trueman's books instead:

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May 16, 2013

My Ten Favorite Textbooks

After about three years of work, I'm very close to completing my Bachelor degree in Christian Studies (with a major in Biblical Studies and a healthy dose of electives in theology) from Columbia Evangelical Seminary. I started out my studies at Southern Evangelical Seminary but transferred to CES shortly afterward. Along the way, I've done a lot of writing and even more reading. I've learned a tremendous amount and grown considerably as an interpreter/teacher of Scripture. These are the ten books that I found the most helpful along the way.

May 14, 2013

The Problem with Small Group Bible Study

In the current Evangelical climate, questioning the legitimacy of the small group Bible study is liable to get one labeled a heretic. And yet, I've always had an uneasiness with the practice. I've felt this same uneasiness as both a leader of and a participant in such groups.

The problem is that there often seems to be an unspoken assumption that every interpretation is created equal, that the insights of each member are equally valid. This just isn't so.

May 09, 2013

Here's a Quick Thought

Until you realize that God loves his own glory more than he loves you, you will not understand the Bible properly.

(Don't believe me? Check this out.)

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