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When You’re Strange*

Instead of posting a list of my favorite books I read this year, I though I would share with you the ones that drew several articles out of me. These are the books that made me have the most reflections. I actually read this book at the end of 2012. It is convicting in many unsuspecting ways, […]

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The Cool Table

Instead of posting a list of my favorite books I read this year, I though I would share with you the ones that drew several articles out of me. These are the books that made me have the most reflections. The first is The Ongoing Feast, by Arthur A. Just Jr. Here is a repost […]

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God Came Down

It is timely that I am reading K. Scott Oliphint’s God With Us during this Christmas season. I’ve been returning to it in between some other reading projects. My brain hurts while I read it, and yet I keep coming back for more. One emphasis in Chapter Three, “Before Abraham Was…,”  is that while the […]

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Is it Really That Simple?

I am writing here and there for the Reformation 21 blog, and thought I’d share a peek with my readers today. This is a reflection I had while reading about the aseity of God in K. Scott Oliphint’s book, God With Us.  Many of us talk about simplifying our lives. When we stop to think […]

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People-Pleasers vs. People-Lovers

Edward Welch makes a great distinction in his book, When People Are Big and God Is Small.  After mentioning 1 Thess. 2:4, “but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts,” he distinguishes between […]

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Do More Than One Stinking Pull-Up

This is the title of an awesome article over at The Art of Manliness blog. In it, Brett McKay opens with an embarrassing moment that has motivated him to a life of fitness. It was the dreaded fitness test in the sixth grade. Apparently the positive pep talk he gave himself while the girl before […]

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Intellectual Contest or Spiritual Battle?

I love moving through a book that makes me stop and think. K. Scott Oliphint’s Covenantal Apologetics has been that way for me. I’ve had some other projects going on, so I have been returning to this book in between. Reading through it is kind of like taking a course. There are so many papers […]

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Adam’s Tree and Christ’s Tree

I stole a few moments to enjoy the beautiful weather and read on my back porch yesterday, and was so rewarded from just the first chapter of Name Above All Names, by Alistair Begg and Sinclair Ferguson. The focus of this chapter was “Jesus Christ, the Seed of the Woman,” but there were so many […]

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Office Space in Christ’s Kingdom

The secularization thesis helps us let go of our nearly idolatrous obsession with America in particular and with the west in general, as something that belongs to us that we must win back by another revival, great awakening, or political crusade. It can cause anxiety, but it can also help relieve it, by letting us […]

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Amazingly Condescending

We don’t usually use the word condescending as a compliment. No, everyone knows that condescending people are offensive. They believe they are superior; and they are a bit ostentatious about how they are stooping down to your level of intelligence for communication. They think that we should admire them for this, but we know that […]

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