Is it Anti-gospel to Teach Kids Self-control Before Conversion?

Right now in conservative evangelicalism, there is an ongoing conversation about children, the gospel, and sanctification.  Kevin DeYoung’s book The Hole in our Holiness is the latest entry on this topic, and looks to be very helpful. One side of the discussion emphasizes that no true transformation can happen without miraculous grace.  There is surely truth [Read More...]

Does Money Bring Happiness? Pro Athletes: No

Well, they didn’t say it quite that openly.  But the stories of five prominent and now retired professional athletes, covered elegantly by the Washington Post, suggest that while money is not in itself evil, neither does it guarantee happiness.  In fact, it often does not. Here’s the tagline from the article on former NFL player Peter Boulware: [Read More...]

What Is Wisdom? Solomon: “Listening!”

From Proverbs 1, an elegant and important passage by Solomon: 20 Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice; 21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: 22 “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will [Read More...]

The Need for Hard Words in the Life of the Christian

Are you an HSP?  Are you a “highly sensitive person?”  If so, please note that the following book is available to you: Highly Sensitive Person’s Companion: Daily Exercises for Calming Your Senses in an Overstimulating World.  Or, you could go with the classic text on the HSP, The Highly Sensitive Person.  Parenting an HSP?  Check [Read More...]

Quick Hits: Chris Brauns’s “Unpacking Forgiveness” and Al Mohler’s “Atheism Remix”

I’ve recently received two noteworthy books that I wish to introduce to readers of this blog.  Chris Brauns’s Unpacking Forgiveness (Crossway, 2008) is an excellent study of biblical, Christ-centered forgiveness.  It includes a huge smattering of helpful practical advice on how one actually goes about forgiving those who have sinned against us.  I’m going to [Read More...]


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