Need Some Christian Encouragement? (Carlson)

Need some encouragement in life? Don't look within! Look outside yourself to God's promises and truths. Here's how Lindsey Carlson put it: Encouragement based on self-confidence has produced a world of underencouraged Christians. Our confidence is too often in our own desires and feelings, both of which are subject to change. When our confidence is… Continue reading Need Some Christian Encouragement? (Carlson)

Media, Commercialism, Technology, and Manipulation (Schaeffer)

In 1979 Francis Schaeffer teamed up with U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop to write a book that reflected on humanity and the inhumane aspects of our American culture: Whatever Happened to the Human Race? This book is over forty years old. Yes, it is dated in a few ways. But much of it is… Continue reading Media, Commercialism, Technology, and Manipulation (Schaeffer)

Following Christ through Your University Years (Kruger)

Michael Kruger's new book, Surviving Religion 101, is a book written for Christians going through college. It is no secret that many campuses today in the United States and elsewhere are rather hostile to the claims of Christianity. In fact, it's not uncommon for Christian students to be singled out and ridiculed for their faith… Continue reading Following Christ through Your University Years (Kruger)

J. Gresham Machen: A Biographical Memoir (A Brief Review)

(Today's post is by Elisabeth Bloechl, a friend who is part of the church family I serve as pastor. You can read her blog over at "Who Am I".) This is a time of increasing tension between Christians and secular culture. More and more Christians (and churches) are either paying homage to secular culture or… Continue reading J. Gresham Machen: A Biographical Memoir (A Brief Review)

Refusal to Swerve from the Truth (Huss)

 In the last months of his life, while he was in prison charged with heresy, John Huss faced many false accusations.  Many people thought that he should just recant of these accusations even though they were false - this way he could live on and not die as a martyr.  But Huss was a man… Continue reading Refusal to Swerve from the Truth (Huss)