Archives for July 2009

Pastor’s Bookshelf: Philippians

I’m not keeping up with this commentary list, spending too much of my time doing what Paul seems to be doing to the left, but here goes on Philippians. The first commentary I consult on Philippians is Gordon Fee, and I do so in part because he’s such a good writer, because he is sensitive [Read More…]

A Brother’s Wisdom 79

James personifies with a vivid imagination, something he perhaps learned from Jesus or one of the prophets. Here are the words of James, from 5:1-6: Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord [Read More…]

Marriage as Parable of Permanence 1

I begin a series today on John Piper’s new book about marriage (This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence ) but I do so by posting a recent essay of mine from Out of Ur: it was called there “The Story of Us.” The Story of Us At the end of his lecture and after [Read More…]


In a recent post we discussed the hooked up culture and the neuroscience connected to hooking up — the brain, so those authors argue, is the most influential sexual organ. That book discussed the facts and interpretation of neuorscience. Laura Sessions Stepp, a well-known journalist at The Washington Post, has a book about the nature [Read More…]