Albert Mohler Reviews “Risky Gospel”

The president of Southern Seminary and Boyce College, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., just reviewed my new book Risky Gospel. I am deeply thankful for this kind and incisive review. Here’s a snippet: One of the most lamentable symptoms of today’s emotionalist Christianity is its tendency to inaction. … Tragically, throughout their lifetimes many church members and [Read More...]

Can You Be a Sold-out Christian in the Suburbs?

I think the answer to my title question is a simple “yes.” I just wrote a book called Risky Gospel on “ordinary” Christianity. But here’s the thing: I don’t simply want Christians to accept that it’s okay to live in the ‘burbs. I want to infuse all of life with gospel passion driven by what I [Read More...]

Two Good Books by Young Evangelical Dudes

One of the most encouraging things that we get to see as believers is the emergence of faithful younger voices. I guess I should note that I’m not, uh, old, but still, I’ve been encouraged by the recent release of two books written by talented and faithful young men. The first is called Reformational Manhood: Creating [Read More...]

My Top 3 Top 10 Lists of 2012

The whole top 10 thing is officially a “thing.” Such lists can be funny, but I really enjoy them. So, without further ado, here are three of particular note. 1. Collin Hansen’s top 10 theology stories of 2012. Hansen has done this for five years now. He has an exceptionally sharp eye for this sort [Read More...]

What Is the Good Life? On Trip Lee’s New Book

This looks like a really helpful book: The Good Life by Trip Lee (Moody, 2012).  Moody has a nice website up at which you download the book’s first chapter.  Also, watch the video above to see Trip’s heart for this topic, which he rapped about in his most recent cd of the same name. This [Read More...]

Justin Buzzard’s New “Date Your Wife”

I haven’t read this one yet (I hope to soon), but I wanted to let my readers know that Justin Buzzard’s Date Your Wife has hit the market.  It looks to be helpful, and it’s written by a guy for whom I have great respect and affection, a church planter who is by God’s lavish [Read More...]

Things You Should Read: The New Themelios Journal

Just saw that the new Themelios is out.  You will want to give this one some time.  Oodles of good pieces and reviews geared at thinking Christians of all types. The new issue includes a nice piece from D. A. Carson of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School on the imperative behind missions.  Here’s a snatch: But [Read More...]

New Book on Jeremy Lin by Ted Kluck

Got an email informing me of this new eBook from one of evangelicalism’s wittiest spiritual writers, Ted Kluck.  It’s on the meteoric rise of Jeremy Lin (who’s doing quite well, thank you). Here is the table of contents: Introduction: An Open Letter to the Reader: What Does All of This Say About Us? Chapter 1: [Read More...]

Literature Review: Reinke, DeWitt, Thoennes, Hiestand & Thomas, Wittmer

It’s time for a good ole’ fashioned literature roundup.  Here are several books I’ve gotten recently that I think are worth my, and perhaps your, attention, if I may be so bold as to suggest possible entertainers of your attention.  All of these books will build your faith and confidence in our great God. Lit!: [Read More...]

The Essential Edwards Collection: $17 on Kindle (!)

I recently heard from Moody Publishers that the Essential Edwards Collection is being sold on Kindle right now for $17–or $16.48, to be exact.  If you’ve sat on the fence since 2010–a long time to sit on the fence–now may be the time to pick this series up.  The hour is upon you. Edwards expert [Read More...]


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