Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō My rating: 3 of 5 stars The natural and insightful side of this book is unfortunately (pun-intended) obscured by the rather Shinto-Buddhist-New-Age elements. But, if you remove the unnecessary elements of the book, it really does have some insightful…

Book Review: The Marrow of Modern Divinity

The Marrow of Modern Divinity by Edward Fisher My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book, besides the Bible itself, may be my favorite book. It is a wonderful explanation of the gospel, the free offer of that gospel, and of the issues of legalism and antinomianism. This edition also contains an explanation of the…

Deus: A Parody of Invictus

I’ve been unsettled by the poem Invictus ever since I had to memorize it in High School.  It is lauded and celebrated by so many as an example of the resolve of will required to persist in this harsh world.  But I actually believe it is an arrogant poem.  So, randomly, and recently, I wrote…

The Kingdom of God

What is the Kingdom of God? In Protestant thought there are several different current-day views. First, I will overview some of the current views about God’s Kingdom.  Second, I will go through Scripture that speaks about God’s Kingdom.  Last, I will advocate a position, and urge you to agree. Current Views There are at least…

Book Review: In Defense of the Descent

In Defense Of The Descent by Daniel R. Hyde My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a decent and interesting overview of the clause, “He descended into hell.” Whether or not you agree with his conclusion (which I do), this will prove to be a quick and enlightening read on a rather confusing subject.…

Book Review: Philosophy of Revelation

Philosophy of Revelation by Herman Bavinck My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a thoroughly enjoyable read, and surprisingly applicable. While it is aimed at answering many of the demands of modern critical philosophy, it even applies to postmodern critical philosophy. View all my reviews

Saturday Summary (9/9/17)

Religion History Dordt Assurance: The 400th Anniversary of the Synod of Dordt – The Aquila Report This Day in Presbyterian History September 5: Dr. D. James Kennedy First Person: Did the Kingdoms of Saul, David and Solomon Actually Exist? – Biblical Archaeology Society Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible – Biblical Archaeology…

Saturday Summary (9/2/17)

This Week Religion Nashville Statement | CBMW Rosaria Butterfield: Why I Signed the Nashville Statement | CBMW Sunday Worship Begins on Saturday | Desiring God Very Superstitious – Reformation21 Blog Conservative Presbyterian Seminary in St. Louis to Hold Conference Featuring Leftist Teachings on Race | Tennessee Star BiblePlaces Blog: Weekend Roundup, Part 1 BiblePlaces Blog:…

Saturday Summary (8/26/17)

Another week, another blog post.  Of all of the links below, I highly suggest looking at the two posts on Sabbath and Sunday worship. Religion God’s Saving Love: Personal or Impersonal? | The Reformed Reader This Day in Presbyterian History August 21: Paul Woolley on Ministerial Training This Day in Presbyterian History August 23: Hodge…

Saturday Summary (8/19/17)

This week has been wild.  It seems like every week is insane these days! By the way, when I do these Saturday Summaries, I simply put links to articles, and I don’t offer any sort of theological commentary.  I do this because I’m tired of articles about “How you ought to view _______ event as…