Psalms, Worship, and Prayer

The selections of articles about the psalter and Christian worship in Sing a New Song are outstanding.  Here's a helpful discussion in chapter 11, "Psalmody and Prayer" written by John Fesko. "We live in a culture that desires near-constant entertainment, so it should not be much of a surprise to find an entertainment-driven understanding of… Continue reading Psalms, Worship, and Prayer

Another New One On Calvin

In light of the 500th anniversary of John Calvin's birthday, a host of all things Calvin is hitting the bookstores, blogs, and even other media.  Here's another new compilation on Calvin, edited by Burk Parsons - John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology (Orlando: Reformation Trust, 2009).  Nineteen pastors/teachers contributed, from Joel Beeke… Continue reading Another New One On Calvin

The Soul of Life: The Piety of John Calvin

Here's a great introduction to the piety and godliness of John Calvin: The Soul of Life ed. Joel Beeke (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2009).  It is a book about Calvin which contains much of Calvin's own comments on Scripture, but it is not a book that puts Calvin front and center.  The book puts… Continue reading The Soul of Life: The Piety of John Calvin