In writing my book, I actually ended up laying the groundwork for about 4 other books as well. I didn’t set out to do that, but I found that seeing the things I wanted to say over the next few years from the perspective of the whole enabled me to make this book better. Thus, […]
Archives for November 2011
I dusted off again recently Herman Witsius’s excellent essay “On the Character of a True Theologian.” As you can tell from the title, his emphasis is that a theologian is first a person of character, who loves God and believes what he teaches. Here’s one of the best paragraphs: By a theologian, I mean one […]
Sinclair Ferguson’s observations here from John Owen on the Christian Life are full of incredible insight. The quotes are from Owen: Every Christian lives by faith. The Christian character is not recognized by the degree of faith, but by its presence. The growth of character will, however, inevitably be related to and dependent on the […]
Toward the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said: So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the law and the prophets. (Matthew 7:12) I love that. The entire Old Testament is summed up in a single principle, and the principle is exciting: be […]
Gene Veith, in his article Our Calling and God’s Glory: Christian’s preoccupied with their families, struggling to make ends meet, living their mundane lives “are all in a state of holiness,” according to Luther, “living holy lives before God.” Read the whole thing.
Michael Horton’s new book, For Calvinism, is now available. I haven’t read it yet, but as with everything else by Horton that I have read, I am sure it will be excellent. Back in college, I also found his book Putting Amazing Back into Grace: Embracing the Heart of the Gospel, which is also on […]
John Piper: Here are some of my favorite quotes from the video: “The unwasted life is the life that puts Christ on display as supremely valuable.” “A God-centered theology has to be a missionary theology.” “The need of the nations who do not know the name of Jesus is an immeasurable need. It is an […]