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...]

Al Mohler and Walter Price on the Young Guns

One of the most encouraging trends in evangelical church life that I’ve seen recently is the engagement of the older and younger generations of pastors and church leaders.  Instead of standing apart from and casting aspersions at one another, current leaders are reaching out to younger leaders, and helping them along. Walter Price, senior pastor [Read More...]

Are iPhones Making Us Unkind?

Technology changes us.  We’re often aware of how helpful it is, and thus we rush to use and apply it.  But we’re not often aware of the effect it has on us. You may recall the seminal 2008 article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by The Atlantic writer Nicholar Carr (his blog is engrossing).  In [Read More...]

David Brooks: We Need a Moral Economic Awakening

NYT columnist David Brooks has a thoughtful column out today called “The Next Culture War” that suggests that the shameful levels of debt our country is now carrying are a moral issue.  He’s got a great point, I think, though I disagree with him on a number of matters (the “culture wars” and the issues [Read More...]

Words from the Fire: Mohler’s Latest Challenges Church and Culture

Al Mohler has word out about his latest book, Words from the Fire: Hearing the Voice of God in the 10 Commandments (Moody, 2009).  On his website, he gives a teaser from the book’s introduction that caught my attention: The great philosophical crisis of our day is an epistemological crisis – a crisis of knowing [Read More...]

Don Carson, David Dockery, Tim Chester, and Ravi Zacharias: Events to Note (and Attend)

I wanted to compile a list of some notable conferences coming up that folks should be aware of.  I get sent notice of great events somewhat regularly, and it’s a privilege to play a very small part of conference promotion.  All of these events are coming up in the next month or so. 1. Wednesday, [Read More...]

Powerhouse Conference at Union University: Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominations

In just one month, from October 6-9, 2009 in Jackson, TN, Union University is hosting one of the more interesting conferences to be held in conservative Christian circles in 2009-10 (yes, I’m on the school calendar).  It’s entitled “Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominations” and it is worth attendance and attention. I would [Read More...]