All in Reviews

Sola: Revisiting the Substructures of the Reformation

One of my favorite eras of church history is undoubtedly that of the Reformation. I am so intrigued by the events that led up to that fateful day when Luther ignited the fire that would soon sweep across all of Europe. Though many historians much smarter than I would be quick to correct that notion, citing several heralds of Reformational doctrine long before Luther’s influence came to the fore.

On William Struthers’ Wired for Intimacy & the Abuse of Sex

The primary thrust of Wired for Intimacy concerns the biological ramifications of pornography on the brain, especially in males. Struthers asserts that pornography not only subverts the divine gift of sex through the vilest forms of debauchery, but also fundamentally alters the male brain through cheapened, corrupted versions of what God intends to be holy and beautiful.

Books I Read in 2018

As I did a couple of years ago, I thought I’d collect the books I read this past year and provide a brief comment or two on each one. Each of these volumes were practical and beneficial in their own way and I’d advocate for their careful meditation as you have the opportunity.

Abraham Booth’s The Reign of Grace

English minister and writer Abraham Booth is most likely not very well-known amongst the average reader. Active in ministry and authorship during the 1700s, Booth became known as a Baptist apologist for his defense, examination, and explanation of many of the Baptist distinctives called into question during his day.

J. A. Medders’ Gospel Formed

When I set out to read J. A. Medders’ Gospel Formed, I wasn’t really sure what I was getting myself into. I was embarking into uncharted waters. I wasn’t familiar with Medders’ ministry, neither had I been acquainted with his writing.

Matt Chandler’s The Explicit Gospel

One of the longest standing debates among evangelicals remains that over the so-called “social gospel.” That is, the largely Protestant movement that sought to apply biblical principles and ethics in order to solve the world’s gravest of social scandals, such as race, poverty, alcoholism, education, and environmental issues, to name a few.

RJ Grunewald’s Reading Romans with Luther

I usually chuckle when preachers begin their sermons with the sentiment that their selected text is their “favorite” in the whole Bible. I chuckle because not only do I do the same thing but I also know that this is usually just a quick way to introduce the text without really introducing it.

Paul Tripp’s Awe

Perhaps the most overused word in all the English language is the word “awesome.” We call people, places, and moments awesome without any real regard for the true meaning of the term. In fact, the word is so colloquial that it’s almost a slang word now.

Books I Read in 2016

It’s now 2017. The year 2016 has come and gone. I can’t believe I’m even writing that sentence, yet here we are. What a rollercoaster it was. An election year, one in which the media cycle was more annoying than in recent memory.

Paul Tripp’s Dangerous Calling

I think there are only three types of books out there: those that entertain you, those that educate you, and those that expunge you. In case you were wondering, Paul Tripp’s Dangerous Calling is most assuredly in that last group.