Great Quote from Gospel Wakefulness by Jared Wilson

I can't wait to get Jared Wilson's forthcoming book Gospel Wakefulness, but it isn't coming out until Halloween of 2011. Maybe Crossway will send me a copy to review. 🙂 I recommend you pre-order it here.  Until then, think about this quote from the book: "If God’s formula for gospel wakefulness necessitates brokenness, it is … Continue reading Great Quote from Gospel Wakefulness by Jared Wilson

Light of the Whole World (Video)

My wife and I love The Jesus Storybook Bible. More importantly, our 7-year-old daughter loves it. Parents, both you and your kids are missing out if you don't own a copy. While you're at it, get the deluxe edition with the CDs or download the audiobook from iTunes. God's story of redemption is woven throughout … Continue reading Light of the Whole World (Video)

Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God, by John Piper

Evangelical Christianity has suffered for decades from a thinking disorder. I cringe when most evangelical church leaders are asked to defend their faith or a particular theological position in a television interview. It is almost always a train wreck. Christianity is usually portrayed as some kind of crutch for people who can't think for themselves, … Continue reading Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God, by John Piper

God’s Mighty Acts in Creation, by Starr Meade

Psalm 145:4 instructs us, "One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts." Parents of young children who are looking for help fulfilling this important responsibility should check out God's Mighty Acts in Creation and its companion volume, God's Mighty Acts in Salvation, by Starr Meade and published by Crossway. Each … Continue reading God’s Mighty Acts in Creation, by Starr Meade

Growing Together Across the Generations

Despite the church's desire to strengthen the family, spiritual formation activities tend to take place in segregated "silos" in most churches. The children's ministry, the student ministry, the college ministry, the singles ministry, the young-couples ministry, and the seniors ministry all meet at different times in different places and rarely interact with each other. Most … Continue reading Growing Together Across the Generations

Collected Writings on Scripture, by D. A. Carson

New Testament scholar and theologian D. A. Carson is one of the foremost defenders of the authority of Scripture in our generation.  His Collected Writings on Scripture, a collection of essays and reviews on the doctrine of Scripture, is sure to become a classic work on this topic for serious students of Scripture, pastors and … Continue reading Collected Writings on Scripture, by D. A. Carson

Five Good Commentaries on John’s Gospel

These are five good commentaries on the fourth gospel, in no particular order: D. A. Carson's The Gospel According to John (Pillar New Testament Commentary) - You just can't go wrong with a NT commentary penned by Don Carson - arguably the greatest NT scholar alive today.  Carson is also the general editor of the entire … Continue reading Five Good Commentaries on John’s Gospel

Suffering Well: Reflections on Suffering by Matt Chandler and C.J. Mahaney

My pastor, @mattchandler74, spoke this week at a conference for pastors called Together for the Gospel (T4G).  He spoke articulately, as always, about his cancer and his prayers that he will suffer well, as well as his prayers for his family.  Then C.J. Mahaney, pastor of Covenant Life Church, taught on preparing for suffering, and … Continue reading Suffering Well: Reflections on Suffering by Matt Chandler and C.J. Mahaney