Idols and Destructive Behavior (Pearcey)

I really appreciate the book Finding Truth by Nancy Pearcey. It's really a great resource for Christian apologetics, reasoning, and worldview. Here's a quote that I've read, marked up, and re-read. I trust you'll find it worthwhile as well: Why do idols invariably lead to destructive behavior? What is the connection? The link is that… Continue reading Idols and Destructive Behavior (Pearcey)

Worshiping the Inventions of Our Own Hearts? (Bullinger)

God is knowable. He has made himself known in and through creation but most specifically and clearly God has made himself known in his Word. Many people, however, think about God in their own terms as they wish. It's not only wrong to think our own independent thoughts about God, it is a dark and… Continue reading Worshiping the Inventions of Our Own Hearts? (Bullinger)

Self-glorification and Sin (Bavinck)

 In the second chapter of the first volume of Reformed Ethics, Herman Bavinck discussed the organizing principle and classification of sins.  He mentioned, of course, that sin is disobeying God's law and is the opposite of the good.  He also gave a good explanation of how sin is an attempt to dethrone God and enthrone the… Continue reading Self-glorification and Sin (Bavinck)

Naming our Struggles (Murray)

 Quite often we as Christians know the various sins against which we struggle.  We might be strong in some areas, but are weak in others.  For example, a person might not have a violent or quick temper, but he does struggle with discontentment and envy.  A Christian might have real and genuine loves for others,… Continue reading Naming our Struggles (Murray)

Idols, Significance, and Security

 If you're looking for a helpful biblical resource on idolatry, I very much recommend Richard Lints' Identity and Idolatry.  I've read a few other good resources on idolatry, but in my view, this one is the best.  In this book, Lints talks about the various angles of idolatry, including image, identity, worship, purpose, significance, and security.… Continue reading Idols, Significance, and Security