Addictions and Practical Theology (Welch)

Some years ago Edward Welch wrote a helpful book on addictions called Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel. To be sure, there are many and various dynamics of addiction. One book is not going to be able to address every aspect or angle of addiction. But Welch's… Continue reading Addictions and Practical Theology (Welch)

“The Death of Porn” – A Brief Review

A few months ago I read The Death of Porn by Ray Ortlund. I meant to do a brief book review back then. However, this book got lost on my shelves. I recently found it while looking for another book so I thought I'd do a brief review now. First off, it is a short… Continue reading “The Death of Porn” – A Brief Review

Must Christians Get Married? (Calvin)

What is a young Christian man to do when he is around 20 years old and doesn't know about getting married? Maybe he doesn't really want to pursue marriage. Maybe he's happy not being married. Or what about a young Christian woman in a similar position with similar thoughts? Must Christians get married? To be… Continue reading Must Christians Get Married? (Calvin)

Addictions, Grace, and the Church

I appreciated the article by Tim Lane in the recent Journal of Biblical Counseling: Godly Intoxication: The Church Can Minister to Addicts.  Christian churches should be places where addicts (and other sinners!) can go to hear the gospel of forgiveness preached all the time.  Many people today struggle with all sorts of addictions - from drugs… Continue reading Addictions, Grace, and the Church

Fighting Sin(ful Habits)

 Tim Chester's You Can Change is a great help for the Christian battling sin and sinful habits.  For me, it was sort of like all of my favorite biblical counseling books in one.  It is theologically sound, biblical, and very practical for the daily struggle we call sanctification.  To be honest, as I think about it again,… Continue reading Fighting Sin(ful Habits)