Reviews of books.
Jesus was (and is) a genius. As a statement of fact that’s unlikely to surprise you, after all, He is the Son of God, King of Kings and Lord of Lords! And yet in a world where we’ve had Jesus’ teachings taught, analysed and criticised for the past two thousand years, sometimes we lose sight of the earth-shattering intellectual geniusness of Jesus’ message itself.
It seems to me that Christians today either make too little or too much of the work of the Holy Spirit. In this post, I want to consider seven ways in which the Spirit has communion with us (with thanks to John Owen for pointing them out in his book!).
Os Guinness, in his new book, defines a signal of transcendence as a life-event or experience that transcends you beyond the normal, material world revealing something deeper which causes you to stop and think on the big questions of life and death, meaning and purpose, or the prospect that there is something more — a reality beyond physical matter.
The first day of the Battle of the Somme, in 1916, was the worst day in the history of the British Army. It was meant to be the big offensive that would end the vicious stalemate of trench warfare and win the Allies the war. Overnight the British artillery bombarded the German positions, and in […]
October is upon us and this month we are celebrating 500 years of the Reformation, but beyond some random hot-headed monk banging a bit of paper on a church-door and a few fights, what else happened? It is my aim in this post to list a number of short books on the Reformation and Reformation […]
Someone recently lent me a book by Martyn Lloyd-Jones entitled What is an Evangelical? Needless to say, it had a profound impact on me. I found I agreed with most of what the author said, whilst also disagreeing with him on certain points. In some ‘Reformed’ circles, this man is put on a high pedal […]
Grace is such a wonderful and amazing conundrum (and I don’t use these terms loosely!). Throughout history, since the beginning of time itself, God has guided and protected us, through trials and tribulations, as well as bestowing upon the world His greatest gift. Every breath we take is another gift from God. How often do […]