Category Archives: Tolle Lege

This world is not my home…or is it?

Those who follow me on twitter may see several tweets with the hash-tag #Ruthproject. The Ruth project is a new work I am working with a fellow pastor from Birmingham. We are working on a commentary on Ruth. But this will … Continue reading

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Creating our Idols

Human beings are a marketable people. Those who shop around for us see our lifestyles and develop an entire strategy aimed at purchasing our wants at an exceedingly rapid speed. But not only are we easily bought, we are also … Continue reading

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Imitative Theology

We are imitators by nature. God made us this way. We are, after all, image-bearers. To copy is human. We know this in a very profound way when we become parents. Children very early on begin to reflect our temperament … Continue reading

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Affirming True Truth

Francis Schaeffer’s line true truth was coined as a result of the pluralistic culture he was a part of and which has in many ways engulfed our present society. Schaeffer was referring to a truth that is objective and not relativized by … Continue reading

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My Sheep Hear My Voice: The Hope of the Addict

I just received a book from a man I have never met, but who sought me a few years ago. He had written a book about his journey from addiction to non-addiction. I phrase it in those words because there … Continue reading

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Why Most Christians Should Use Facebook!

It is likely that you are a Facebook user. In fact, over one billion people are on Facebook. And of course, it is likely that you are reading this article because a friend linked to it on their Facebook page. … Continue reading

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Why Should We Read Novels?

Cherie Harder, writing for the Trinity Forum blog, offers some compelling reasons to pick up a novel. Among them are: Stories require, develop, and enhance the reader’s empathy. Reading well – or “getting into” a story both requires and engenders … Continue reading

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The Revolution: A Manifesto #3 on Amazon’s List

Is it possible that Ron Paul’s book could make it to #1 before Super Tuesday?

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From the archive: Mental Illiteracy…

Editor’s Note: This post first published in July 2004. Is it just my experience or is society consumed with mental illiteracy? Either they can’t conjure up harmonious thoughts or cannot think harmoniously. If you are like me, after a few … Continue reading

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Mary Through the Centuries…

I am pleased to inform that I was chosen to receive a copy of Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture, by Jaroslav Pelikan, in the next few days. Reformedcatholicism.com offers a free book every month. … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part IV

The second book entitled What Christians Believe deals with alternatives to the Christian faith. Lewis first establishes that though other religions are inherently wrong as a whole, yet Christians cannot categorically affirm that they have nothing to offer that is … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part III

 C.S.Lewis ends the first book, dealing with two separate topics, namely, “What Lies Behind the Law,” and “We Have Cause to be Uneasy.” For Lewis (and it has been mentioned before), for a law to be worthy of obedience, it … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part II

  C.S. Lewis begins his discussion by applying the argument from morality. The general idea is that man in whatever circumstance he finds himself, is fully aware of a standard. For the atheist, that standard is circumstantial (or so he … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity – Analysis and Application Part I

Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity. A Touchstone Book, Published by Simon & Schuster. New York, NY. 1952. This classic is drawn from three separate parts. The first is The Case for Christianity, then Christian Behaviour, and finally Beyond Personality. All three … Continue reading

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How about learning Basic Greek?

I am not a Greek scholar. I have now taken five semesters of Biblical “Koine” (means common) Greek and there is still so much to learn. Of course, I am training to be a pastor, so Greek will be a … Continue reading

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Going to Church in the First Century

I have just finished reading Robert Banks’ short fictional representation of: “Going to Church In The First Century.” There are 48 short pages. It is possible to finish it in a couple of hours, but I decided to read through … Continue reading

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The Inimitable Lewis

“‘Don’t you mind him,’ said Puddleglum. ‘There are no accidents. Our guide is Aslan.’” –The Silver Chair

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My Second Summer Read

“The Failure of American Baptist Culture” might seem a puzzling topic for a symposium of essays, but the contention of the editors is that American culture or civilization has been, in the main, a Baptist modification of old catholic and … Continue reading

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Books I am reading and read in the last 2 weeks

Here is a sample list of some of the books I am currently reading and some I have read in the last two weeks. Currently reading: The Holy Spirit by Sinclair Ferguson Doctrine of the Knowledge of God by John … Continue reading

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Book Review – Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer

J.I. Packer, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God (Downers Grove, Illinois: Intervarsity Press, 1991). Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God is a historical masterpiece. Though the title would seem to indicate that a final and ultimate explanation of these realities … Continue reading

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Tolle Lege!

Is it just my experience or is society consumed with mental illiteracy? Either they can’t conjure up harmonious thoughts or cannot think harmoniously. If you are like me, after a few days without reading you begin to feel a sharp … Continue reading

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