20 Quotes from “The Crucified King: Atonement and Kingdom in Biblical and Systematic Theology” by Jeremy Treat

In this book Jeremy Treat does what it seems few are interested in doing these days: he gets rid of the binary and focuses our eyes to the messy reality of “both/and.” Over the course of about 300 pages (and some change), he shows us how theology (biblical and systematic) and the two dominant motifs…

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10 Quotes from “Before You Open Your Bible” by Matt Smethurst

Matt Smethurst is the Managing Editor for The Gospel Coalition. That means, in part, he makes decisions about what  will be generally edifying, encouraging, and appropriately challenging to the readers that visit the site. It shows in this book.

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Don’t Be Deceived By Experiences

We live in a culture that tells us things like look inside, follow your heart, trust your gut. We’re not really conditioned to look outside of ourselves to find truth, but the real truth is that our hearts are deceitful, sick, and shouldn’t be trusted. That leaves us to find another (better) way.

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God Won’t Always Open A Window

“When God closes a door, he opens a window.” –Worldly Wisdom I don’t know how many times I’ve heard this over the years, but it’s a big number. This saying permeates our culture, and to be honest, it seems great. However, with some nuance, we will come to see that there is some truth to…

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15 Quotes from “Humble Calvinism” by J. A. Medders

If you’re alive and in the Christian West, you’ve probably run into a brand of Calvinism–or I should say Calvinist–that can’t easily be described as “humble.” This book aims to confront that issue head-on by pointing out, rightly, if you’re a Calvinist then having a heart-understanding of the Doctrines of Grace should make you humble,…

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10 Quotes from “Life Together” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This is Bonhoeffer’s classic work on the Christian community, and it’s easy to see why it’s a classic. He encourages us to live out the type of intimacy that our unity in Christ enables. Read this. You won’t be sorry. If you’d like to purchase the book, you can do so here. Here are 10…

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Can We Make The Pro-Life Stance Palatable?

You see, we show that we are truly pro-life, not just because we care for the unborn, but because we also care for those born. An understanding of everyone being an image bearer of God will motivate us to love, care for, and dignify all people—even those we most especially disagree with on this issue.

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Abortion, Miscarriage and Human Dignity

I’m pleased to have this article published at The Christian Post. With everything swirling around in this continued debate about abortion, the right to life, and ultimately human dignity, it was wonderful to be able to offer my opinion on how those of us that have experienced a miscarriage might view the whole conversation. Ultimately,…

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