Identity Politics (Anderson)

 Here's a helpful book about what it means to find your identity in Christ: Identity Theft edited by Melissa Kruger.  It is specifically aimed at women, but I've found it helpful as a resource for my sermons on image and identity.  There are ten chapters on biblical topics that have to do with the Christian's identity,… Continue reading Identity Politics (Anderson)

Wisdom and Worldview (Goldsworthy)

Here's a nice section from Graeme Goldsworthy's book Gospel and Wisdom: "The Christian rejects this [naturalistic] assumption of a universe which is shut up against the God of the Bible.  He accepts rather that God is self-sufficient, personal, and in complete control.  While the atheist view of reality is a closed system of cause and… Continue reading Wisdom and Worldview (Goldsworthy)

“What is Man?” and Apologetics (Pascal)

As I've mentioned a few times here before, Douglas Groothuis' Christian Apologetics is one of my favorite books on this topic.  I don't agree with every part of it, but every part of it is insightful and worth reading.  One part that sticks out is the chapter called "Deposed Royalty."  This chapter is a discussion… Continue reading “What is Man?” and Apologetics (Pascal)

The Danger of Idols (Lints)

 Not many people in our American culture worship and bow down to physical images and statues.  Instead, our idols are things like money, entertainment, sports, sex, health, fitness, image, relationships, and work.  But whether the idol is an actual statue or something like football or a flat stomach, the truth is that idols are dangerous… Continue reading The Danger of Idols (Lints)

Point of Contact

Here’s a note from Francis Schaeffer on the point of contact between Christians and non-Christians: “As a Christian approaches the non-Christian, he still has a starting place from which to know the person in a way that the non-Christian does not have, because he knows who the person is.  One of the most brilliant men… Continue reading Point of Contact