Handling Theological Mystery, According to Edwards

In an age when many pastors are thoroughly confused about how to handle mystery, and many theologians offer less-than-satisfactory solutions, Jonathan Edwards offers some of the soundest advice around (though he may not always have taken it himself): “Don’t perplex your mind with the secret decrees of God, and particularly about the eternal decrees of [Read More...]

What Kids Are Reading Nowadays, and How it Relates to the Greatest Commandment

Ninth-12th Grade 1. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Harper Lee2. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”3. “Of Mice and Men,” John Steinbeck4. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”5. “A Child Called ‘It,’ ” Dave Pelzer –Source, Seattle Times This selection is part of a larger list that you can read at the link above. Here are [Read More...]

Contemplate Heaven with Me for a Minute: Edward’s “Heaven Is a World of Love”, Pt. 3

I’m glad that some of you are enjoying these quotations from “Heaven Is a World of Love.” Here’s the final one you’ll see on this blog. It encapsulates the themes seen in the previous quotations and paints a beautiful metaphysical, emotional, and spiritual picture of the realm to come. Wherever you are, take just four [Read More...]

Contemplate Heaven with Me for a Minute: Edward’s “Heaven Is a World of Love”, Pt. 2

Here, from the pen of Jonathan Edwards, are several ways for the Christian to cultivate a love for heaven and a holy piety that fits us for that realm. These are manifestly helpful to the Christian seeking to learn how to become more heavenly-minded, in the best sense of the term. “First, let not your [Read More...]

Contemplate Heaven with Me for a Minute: Edward’s “Heaven Is a World of Love”, Pt. 1

This sermon is an absolute masterpiece. Unfortunately, most Christians have not and never will encounter it. I encourage you to read this section and to check out the sermon. You’ll see why if you read it. The Reality of God’s Unending Love for His People–“As the saints will love God with an inconceivable ardency of [Read More...]

What I Am Reading Now: Or, This Is What Happens When Your Buddy “Tags” You

My friend Reid Monaghan “tagged” me to fill out this little survey about reading. I played along. What are you reading on Spring reading days? I do not have Spring reading days. Currently I am reading various works of Jonathan Edwards for my class on the same. “Heaven Is a World of Love” was recently [Read More...]


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