Books

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

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

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.

Pithy Preachers Proclaiming Perplexing Epigrams: On Preaching, the Pulpit, & Thomas Guthrie’s Christ and the Inheritance of the Saints

Pithy Preachers Proclaiming Perplexing Epigrams: On Preaching, the Pulpit, & Thomas Guthrie’s Christ and the Inheritance of the Saints

It’s a turn of phrase that I’ve seen around the Internet and various other places in the past, but only recently has it been actually uttered to my face. I wouldn’t have thought much of it but it was said twice in a few short days and it got me to thinking about how prevalent the sentiment is despite its inherent falsehood and treachery.

Abraham Booth’s The Reign of Grace

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.

Matt Chandler’s The Explicit Gospel

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

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.