Operation Gravedigger (Guinness)

As many of our readers know, I (Shane) always enjoy reading Os Guinness.  One of his books that stands out for me is The Last Christian on Earth (the original 1983 title was The Gravedigger File).  This book is something like C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters - only better in my opinion because it deals… Continue reading Operation Gravedigger (Guinness)

What Confessions Are…and Are Not

God Transcendent is a collection of some sermons preached by J. Gresham Machen in the 1920's and 1930's.  It is really a gem; priced at under $10, it is a solid addition to any Reformed library.  Anyway, one message in this book that stuck out for me was the one called "The Creeds and Doctrinal… Continue reading What Confessions Are…and Are Not

Barth’s High Altitude Bombing Runs

I've finished I.1 of Barth's Church Dogmatics and I'm well into I.2.  So far, my favorite parts have been when Barth aims his guns at the modernists and theological liberals.  It sort of reminds me of the high altitude bombing runs in WWII.  Barth goes over the modernist positions and drops a salvo; some pages… Continue reading Barth’s High Altitude Bombing Runs

Humility – Where Has It Moved? (Chesterton)

 This one is worth reading aloud - a few times. "What we suffer from today is humility in the wrong place.  Modesty has moved from the organ of ambition.  Modesty has settled upon the organ of conviction; where it was never meant to be.  A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about… Continue reading Humility – Where Has It Moved? (Chesterton)