Desiring God by John Piper

“Just as our joy is based on the promise that God is strong enough and wise enough to make all things work together for our good, so God’s joy is based on the same sovereign control: He makes all things work together for His glory.  “I am God, and here is no other; I am... Continue Reading →

Future Men by Douglas Wilson

  “At the beginning of his life, a boy does not know what century he was born in, and consequently exhibits to many of his politically correct and aghast elders some of the same traits exhibited by the boyhood chums of Sennacherib and Charlemagne. He doesn’t know any better--yet. But in our day, many of... Continue Reading →

Parenting by Paul Tripp

“Children are God’s possessions (see Ps.127:3) for his purpose.” (p.14) One of my biggest fears in life is someone else raising my kids. It’s my nightmare. So facing the idea that my kids are not actually mine, but God’s is kind of weird. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to raise them but they belong... Continue Reading →

The Masculine Mandate by Richard D. Phillips

Chapter 1: Man in the Garden “this is what modern and postmodern masculinity has been all about—men behaving like little boys forever, serving themselves in the name of self-discovery.” (p.11)   Chapter 2: The Masculine Mandate Phillips’ book centers around this theme of working and keeping. “’work and keep’…Taken together, these two words serve as... Continue Reading →

The Mortification of Sin by John Owen

Owen’s seminal work hinges on Colossians 3:5 “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you” (ESV) or as Owen states it, “always be killing sin or it will be killing you.”1 As Christians we are in the process of sanctification, becoming more like Christ who defeated sin ultimately on the cross. The works we perform... Continue Reading →

12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

  The first time I saw Jordan Peterson on the internet was his interview with Cathy Newman where he effectively demonstrates that in order to think we have to risk being offensive and offended. It was an extremely compelling critique on how our culture and society is taking off our thinking caps to don “don’t... Continue Reading →

The Reason for God by Timothy Keller

  The title of Keller’s book The Reason of God is misleading. Two views Christian apologetics are Evidential and Presuppositional. The Evidential apologetic says “let’s look at the natural world around us and humanity and through these proofs let’s reason our way up to God.” It posits that it’s reasonable to believe in God. The... Continue Reading →

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