Brian Croft on the External Call to Ministry

A while back, I blogged about a book on visiting the sick by a faithful Louisville pastor I know named Brian Croft.  It’s a delight to share with you that Brian has written another practical ministry book on the external call to ministry.  It’s entitled Test, Train, Affirm & Send into Ministry (DayOne, 2010).  It [Read More...]

What Is the Gospel, and Why Care?

Greg Gilbert’s brand-new What Is the Gospel? (Crossway–IXMarks, 2010) is dynamite.  Pick this book up to remind yourself of the essential of the essentials.  A short (127pp), small, readable, punchy text, What Is the Gospel? dispels the cloudiness surrounding the exact character of the gospel today.  Pastors, disciplers, Bible study leaders, and many others would [Read More...]

Michael Horton on the Cross; D. Michael Lindsay on Christian Celebrities

I am loving Al Mohler and Michael Horton chopping up the significance of Good Friday.  These two guys think and speak clearly.  Michael Horton has written very helpfully about modern Christianity and its shortcomings (start with The Gospel-Driven Life). I also enjoyed Josh Harris’s program on his new book Dug Down Deep (Multnomah, 2010).  Of [Read More...]

Jamie Oliver, the Morality of Food, Al Mohler, and The Essential Edwards Collection on Air

Are you watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution?  It’s viewable online and is quite entertaining in a reality-show kind of way.  Even if Jamie does cry a bit much for my tastes.  The show showcases the hideous and death-inducing eating habits of many people, some of whom don’t know any better and aren’t in a position to [Read More...]

Johnson on Churchill: History Sublime

On the recommendation of commentators like John Meacham, The American Spectator, and Al Mohler, I am nearly through Paul Johnson’s Churchill.  The book is just 166 pages and will come as an easy read for readers who may be interested in the man but scared off by arcane discussions of British politics.  If so, this is the [Read More...]

The Crusades, Church Architecture, and Liberty University’s Strangest Student

Hunter Baker has a post up at Evangel on Rodney Stark’s new book on the crusades, God’s Battalions.  Here’s what he says about the book by way of description: Rodney Stark’s God’s Batallions is an outstanding book designed to help the educated reader (not only the academic reader) understand the Crusades.  You know the routine. [Read More...]

Books on Tap: Morley, Wax, Carson, Cole, Beale, and The Essential Edwards Collection

I’ve received some books recently, and have a minute at present to quickly pass on word about them.  I’m no expert on any of the books or subjects covered below, but I do love books, and it’s fun to try to let others know of possibly edifying works. First, Patrick Morley’s Pastoring Men came out [Read More...]

New York Magazine on Tim Keller

Tim Keller gets a four-page profile in New York magazine, one of the town’s most respected (and read) publications (be careful on the site).  Here’s a quotation about Keller’s love of the city: New York itself isn’t the problem, Keller says. “I basically revel in New York,” he says. He and Kathy maintain an out-of-towner’s [Read More...]

Tim Keller, Al Mohler, and Ravi Zacharias Agree: Life, Marriage, and Liberty Are Important

The Manhattan Declaration was, as of last night, the 29th most searched term on Google.  It was a “spicy” search term.  So there you go. Justin Taylor blogged it yesterday.  In less than 24 hours, the site has drawn over 7000 signatures.    The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Christian Post, First Things, and other organizations [Read More...]

The Manhattan Declaration: A Bold Statement on Family and Faith

Today at 12pm, a group of evangelical, Catholic and Orthodox leaders released a statement on the sanctity of human life, traditional marriage, and religious liberty.  Called the Manhattan Declaration, this statement represents a bold rebuke of current cultural trends and a clear call to the culture to recognize the harm it is doing itself in [Read More...]


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