To Imitate the Strains I Love

THE REDBREAST AND THE SPARROW As a Redbreast was singing on a tree by the side of a rural cottage, a Sparrow, perched upon the thatch, took occasion thus to reprimand him: “And dost thou,” said he, “with thy dull autumnal note, presume to emulate the birds of spring? Can thy weak warblings pretend to … Continue reading To Imitate the Strains I Love

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Revisionism and Reductionism

This is the second post in a five-part series on Aesop's Fables. You can read this post independently from the others or you can also read the introduction here for more background on the history and use of Aesop's Fables. THE MAN AND THE LION A Man and a Lion once argued together as to … Continue reading Revisionism and Reductionism

The God Who is There by Francis Schaeffer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0830819479/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0830819479&linkCode=as2&tag=livinheassha-20 Review below written in 2012, when I was 17 Reading Francis Schaeffer is like falling out of a fishing boat into the ocean. Both the depth and vastness is overwhelming. It takes but a few pages before you begin floundering and coughing up sea water. And Mr. Schaeffer's subject matter, philosophy, is like … Continue reading The God Who is There by Francis Schaeffer

Walking the Bible: a Photographic Journey

⭐️⭐️⭐️ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060799048/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0060799048&linkCode=as2&tag=livinheassha-20 The next best thing to walking where the saints of Ancient Israel walked is walking it through the eyes of a skilled photographer, recalling to life the very air they breathed. History is tied not only to real people but real places--places you can revisit, relive, places retaining insights even in its soil … Continue reading Walking the Bible: a Photographic Journey

Prodigal God by Tim Keller

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! There are hordes of good theological books, there are many great theological books but there are only a few that knock the breath clean out of you, that enter into the dark corners of your soul and light a flame, that drop your jaw then fill it with awe-struck praise. Pastor Tim Keller's book … Continue reading Prodigal God by Tim Keller

Spiritual Warfare

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1601782845/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1601782845&linkCode=as2&tag=livinheassha-20   Brian Borgman walks through first a balanced perspective on spiritual warfare and the dangers of leaning "too far to one side or another" (denying all demonic influence or attributing everything to Satan) then he walks through each piece of the armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-20 and walks you through the possible … Continue reading Spiritual Warfare

The Problem of Pain –review

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060652969/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0060652969&linkCode=as2&tag=livinheassha-20   Written in September 2012 when I was 17 As is often the case with C. S. Lewis, some chapters deserve a five star rating, while others a perplexing "1". In "The Problem of Pain" C.S. Lewis addresses primarily the purpose of pain and suffering and identifies it as God's means of getting our … Continue reading The Problem of Pain –review

Denominations or Associations? (a summary)

This is only a summary, read my review and analysis here. Purchase on Amazon here. "What is the Biblical paradigm for inter-church fellowship?" "Does independence and autonomy exclude Baptist churches from association of any kind?" "Is casual fellowship or informal association between churches sufficient to fulfill the Biblical requirements for churches one to another?" Five … Continue reading Denominations or Associations? (a summary)

Not Just for Pastors

Denominations or Associations? (A review) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for Topic Importance and Relevance ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for Strength of Arguments ⭐️⭐️ for Layperson Accessibility You can read my summary here and purchase the book on Amazon here. "What is the Biblical paradigm for inter-church fellowship?" "Does independence and autonomy exclude Baptist churches from association of any kind?" "Is casual … Continue reading Not Just for Pastors