3 Reasons You Should Start Reading Jonathan Edwards

Why should you read the writing of a man who died 250 years ago, spent a ton of time in his study, and is regularly mocked in tenth-grade English classes? Over at Ligonier, I make the case that you should read Jonathan Edwards, greatest of American preachers, for these three reasons. And then, to whet [Read More...]

You Can Buy: 4 Gospel-Driven Books on Jonathan Edwards for $4 Total

This is a sobering day by any stretch. If you are like me processing the horror in Newtown, CT, the fruit of freshly stunning evil–the same evil that lurks in all of us–here are two resources from Al Mohler that may be of help: blog and podcast. In an unusual circumstance, friends have just let [Read More...]

The Aesthetics of Work

A little while back I blogged about the workrooms of famous men.  Today comes news of a great-looking new book called Where They Create (Frame, 2012).  It’s very expensive and features the photography of a talented man named Paul Barbera. The little I’ve seen from the PR of the book reminds me that aesthetics matter.  [Read More...]

Are Leaves & Twigs Heating Your Inner Spiritual Life?

I recently had the opportunity to publish a short piece on Jonathan Edwards and his seminal Religious Affections in Ligonier Ministry’s excellent Tabletalk devotionalmagazine.  Any magazine, by the way, that is named after something Martin Luther-related is a-okay by me. My piece focused on how theology is intricately connected to our religious “affections,” the emotions [Read More...]

Jonathan Edwards: The Infinite Highness and Condescension of Christ

One of three favorite sermons of Jonathan Edwards is “The Excellency of Christ.”  If you have not read the sermon, print it out and read it over the course of two weeks in your devotional time or your lunch hour.  You won’t be the same afterwards.  Jonathan Edwards was brilliant, but he was primarily a [Read More...]

Should We Not Read Jonathan Edwards Because He Owned Slaves?

An upcoming event at the Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School tackles this question, and does so by way of a major lecture by esteemed pastor Thabiti Anyabwile.  This lecture, entitled “Jonathan Edwards and American Racism: Can the Theology of a Slave Owner Be Trusted by Descendants of Slaves?,” will be held this [Read More...]

The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

The Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School is hosting a colloquium on post-Edwards theology in two days, on Friday, January 6, 2011 on the campus of TEDS.  The JEC at TEDS is a young center but is off to a fast start, having already hosted scholars Mark Noll and Richard Mueller.  Thabiti Anyabwile [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...]

Video Interview with Credo Magazine on Jonathan Edwards

This from Credo magazine: We are pleased to release an interview with Owen Strachan, co-author of The Essential Edwards Collection: Set of 5 Books, on the monumental figure, Jonathan Edwards, perhaps the greatest theologian-philosopher in American history. In Part 1 of this interview Owen introduces us to the life and thought of Edwards, his Puritan [Read More...]

Is the Bible Blind to Womanly Beauty?

Don’t know if you’ve followed this, but Tim Challies kicked up a bit of an Internet storm recently when he helpfully suggested that it was a good thing for Christian wives to give attention to their appearances for the betterment of their husbands.  He was responding to a post a few months ago by blogger [Read More...]


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