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Ordinary - Michael Horton Who wants to be ordinary?  We want our Facebook profiles to sell us as radical, exciting - anything but ordinary.   To many steeped in this restless culture that craves novelty, the church can also seem, well, ordinary. If only my church would embrace the Next [...]

2017-06-16T18:42:48-06:00January 20th, 2016|

The Heart of an Executive

The dramatic highs and lows of David’s life make for good story telling.  Even those of us raised outside of the church were told of his underdog battle with Goliath.  In The Heart of An Executive, however, Richard Phillips takes a fresh look at these familiar biblical accounts, from the [...]

2015-03-29T12:27:05-06:00March 29th, 2015|


God in the Whirlwind by David F. Wells This book represents the final book in a series from David Wells, the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary professor, which started in 1993 with his landmark release “No Room for Truth”. This book is partly a follow up to that series and partly a [...]

2014-09-18T13:47:55-06:00September 18th, 2014|

Jesus > Religon

Jesus > Religon by Jefferson Bethke Jefferson Bethke is young, brash, and not afraid to say what's on his mind. He grew up in the church and was a strong adherent of American Evangelical "churchianity", but it wasn't until he became an adult that he recognized that although he had [...]

2014-03-10T11:46:40-06:00March 10th, 2014|

The Hole in Our Holiness

The Hole in Our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung Kevin DeYoung's latest book has an intriguing title: "The Hole in our Holiness". It is well-written and very practical. My one regret was that the book did not belong to me. I like to read with a pen in my hand; and [...]

2014-01-10T11:43:16-07:00January 10th, 2014|

The Pursuit of Holiness

The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges What do you do when you are asked to review a book that you have read before, and didn't particularly like when you read it?  Of course, you read it again and hope you were wrong the first time.  What is the book?  [...]

2014-01-10T11:29:21-07:00January 10th, 2014|

The Loving Samaritan: A Response to Tullian Tchividjian

Recently Pastor Tullian Tchividjian published an article reinterpreting the parable of the Good Samaritan. Others have written critiques of Tullian’s interpretation and I do not intend to merely repeat what they have already said. Instead, I hope to encourage the church to consider: what is missing from Tullian's interpretation of [...]

2017-07-20T18:53:59-06:00January 29th, 2014|
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