God Does Not Always Give What We Ask (Peterson)

Eugene Peteterson's commentary on 1st and 2nd Samuel is not an exegetical commentary. It's not a longer and detailed commentary. And it's not a technical scholarly commentary. But I like it! Peterson often has a good way with Bible stories in that he sees angles and aspects that others might miss. I don't always agree… Continue reading God Does Not Always Give What We Ask (Peterson)

The Current Political/Cultural Situation and the Christian’s Attitude

It goes without saying that the political and cultural situations in the United States make some Christians very upset, extremely worried, or remarkably angry. Some Christians who follow the news and latest happenings are increasingly grumpy, frustrated, touchy, and irate. In these and other situations, it's important to cultivate a biblical attitude toward our current… Continue reading The Current Political/Cultural Situation and the Christian’s Attitude

Resource Recommendation: Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity

While browsing the RTS (Orlando) library some months ago, this four volume set caught my eye: "Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity." After looking at it a bit I put it on my "to get" book list. Since then I did get it on Logos for around $60. (As a side, you… Continue reading Resource Recommendation: Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity

The Church Is Greater Than Her Pastors (F. Turretin)

In the era of celebrity pastors and famous preachers who have thousands of "likes" and (sadly) even fans, it's very important to remember that Christ's church is greater than her pastors.  Pastors serve for 10, 20, or 30 years; maybe sometimes they even serve 50 or 60 years.  Then they die and someone else takes… Continue reading The Church Is Greater Than Her Pastors (F. Turretin)

Children and the Lord’s Supper

Here's a helpful Reformed resource on the topic of paedocommunion: Children and the Lord's Supper edited by Guy Waters and Ligon Duncan. It's a nice collection of essays explaining the biblical and confessional reasons why Reformed churches do not allow young children to participate in communion. In various essays ranging from the Passover to an… Continue reading Children and the Lord’s Supper