The Compelling Worldview of the Christian Faith (Baraka)

Near the end of his book, He Saw That It Was Good, Sho Baraka gives a brief but helpful personal testimony about the Christian worldview. He puts it quite well - and I must say that it reflects my own testimony in some ways! I first heard the gospel message preached as a young man.… Continue reading The Compelling Worldview of the Christian Faith (Baraka)

The Pleasantness of A Religious Life (Henry)

Following Jesus isn't always easy. Self-denial and cross-bearing take effort, stamina, and mental strength. Struggling with personal sin is a daily fight. Bearing reproach for the name of Jesus is a hard trial. But over and above these things, the Christian life is full of peace, joy, happiness, comfort, meaning, purpose, and love. Speaking of… Continue reading The Pleasantness of A Religious Life (Henry)

The Juvenilization of American Christianity

The title of Thomas Bergler's 2012 publication has stuck with me since I first read it a few years ago: The Juvenilization of American Christianity. Since this book was published, others have written on similar topics. For one example, Ben Sasse recently wrote a book entitled The Vanishing American Adult. This topic fascinates me for… Continue reading The Juvenilization of American Christianity

A More Life-Affirming Worldview (Pearcey)

The following section of Nancy Pearcey's Love Thy Body is very helpful. Here are some great thoughts for Christians. ...As Christian influence wanes, will Western culture revert back to a sexual free-for-all like that of the ancient world? If so, Christians will once again need to muster their courage to be radically countercultural. And they… Continue reading A More Life-Affirming Worldview (Pearcey)

When God Seems Far Away (Nye)

 I wasn't sure what to expect when I opened the book Distant God by Chris Nye. I was interested in the topic and the preview of the book made it sound worthwhile so I gave it a shot.  I'm glad I did!  Although I don't agree with everything in it, overall it's a pretty helpful book… Continue reading When God Seems Far Away (Nye)