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A Question About Reading Levels

I’m over at Reformation21 today posing some questions about reading levels. Does the average person have the reading level to read their Bible? There’s much more related to this that could be discussed. Feel free to comment here after you read the article.

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Did Adam Already Know Good from Evil Before Eating from the Tree?

  …And A Whole Rabbit Trail of Related Questions. It’s good to ask questions when you read and I am currently reading a stimulating book that has me asking a bunch. My major award came in the mail the other day, weighing in at 545 pages of awesomeness: Divine Covenants and Moral Order, A Biblical […]

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A Celebrity Status to Which We Aspire

I posted an article on Ref21 today about the ugly in evangelical celebrity culture and that celebrity to which we can aspire. Here is a teaser: Celebrity culture in the church certainly isn’t anything new. From the very beginning of the church, we see Paul speaking out against the tendency to divide over which renowned […]

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Intimate Friendships Among Christians

I have recently had the pleasure of reading a product from Logos Bible Software. As much as I am a lover of the printed book, the benefits that an interactive library such as this can provide are very advantageous. And so I thought I would share a few posts on the first wonderful book that […]

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The Refuge of a Friend

Okay, one more post from Stephen Nichols’ Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life ought to do it. This one is a brief rabbit trail on friendship which I found very inspiring. It immediately followed the description of Bonhoeffer’s Thursday Circles: We should not overlook the small circle of community, that of friendship. Probably no friendship of […]

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Limping Warriors

Stephen Nichols has written a book that causes great reflection. Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life really succeeds at living up to its title. Naturally, there are certain expectations that one has when reading about Dietrich Bonhoeffer. His life really was that word Christians today love to use: radical. And if you have ever entered any […]

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Thursday Circles

I cracked open Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life by Stephen Nichols this weekend. I have to say that I am a fan of this series of biographies that Crossway is putting out, and I have been looking forward to reading this one for a while now—especially since reading Getting the Blues by Nichols. There is […]

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On Softening the Evil Word “Sin”

The theme for the latest issue of Modern Reformation (May-June 2014) is “Keeping Our Kids.” This is an important topic in the church today, one that I am passionate about. Brian Cosby, author of Giving Up Gimmicks, does a brief review of the latest bible curricula published for youth groups. He identifies five areas of […]

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A Bigger Circle of Influence Than You May Think

Last night I hosted a Housewife Theologian group for my church. We covered Chapter 7; on the responsibility God has given each one of us in our differing vocations as influencers. This morning as I was thinking about our discussion, I remembered Diana Lynn Severance’s wonderful book, Feminine Threads. This is a fascinating book about […]

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Propositional Truth Meets Personal Encounter

Here are two categories that Christians tend to pit against one another. Michael Horton makes the case in his chapter on “How God Delivers His Grace” from Calvin on the Christian Life that this is a false choice. I’m always edified by the way Horton teaches about the preached Word. Here is an excerpt: In […]

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