June 21, 2013

Recommended Reading Roundup

I've recently come across several lists of books recommendations, and I wanted to share the love. Here they are:

Book Briefs - Kevin DeYoung

Books for a Summer Season — Some Recommended Reading - Al Mohler

Brush Up On Your American History: 7 Excellent Books - Trevin Wax

Student Reading for the Summer - Carl Trueman
Several (but not all) of these recommended titles can be found here:

and here:

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June 15, 2013

Denny Burk on the Slippery Slope Toward Plural Marriage

Get ready. If this whole gay "marriage" thing goes forward, then plural marriage won't be too far behind.

Here's Denny Burk:
The redefinition of legal marriage in our culture will not end with same sex “marriage.” The polygamists are waiting in the wings for the opportunity to make their case—a case that will be all the more compelling as arguments for gay “marriage” take hold across the country. If marriage becomes defined as legal recognition of whoever it is that you love, on what basis will the polygamists be excluded?
And here's the link.

June 13, 2013

Why I'm Not a Premilliennialist

Is Premillennialism consistent with biblical hermeneutics? Zach Maxcey, a graduate of Providence Theological Seminary says no, and I agree.

Here's the link.

And, while I'm at it, here's some recommended reading:
  • A Case for Amillennialism by Kim Riddlebarger
  • The End Times Made Simple by Sam Waldron
  • Four Views on the Book of Revelation edited by C. Marvin Pate
  • Kingdom Come by Sam Storms
  • More of the End Times Made Simple by Sam Waldron
  • Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond edited by Darrell Bock
any of which can be purchased here:

or here:

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June 08, 2013

Review: Worship by John MacArthur

John MacArthur. Worship: The Ultimate Priority. Moody, 2012. 211 pp.

In this book, John MacArthur makes one point over and over again. Worship is about more than music. It is a life lived to the glory of God, and, for the believer, it is the highest priority. The book is necessary, MacArthur says, because "much of what is done in the name of worship nowadays actually dishonors Christ" (p. 51).

June 06, 2013

June 04, 2013

Recommended Resources: Christian Philosophy

As I began my theological education in earnest a few years back, I was surprised to find myself becoming increasingly interested in the discipline of philosophy. While it started as a corollary of my interest in theology and apologetics, it soon became an interest in its own right.

Though I've only just begun my study of philosophy, I've already found several great resources. Each of these books covers philosophy from a distinctively Christian perspective:

June 01, 2013

Why Does the Church Exist?

Why does the church exist?

It seems to me that every congregation answers this question in one of three ways.

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