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Music and Morals

This is the second book I’ve read by Kimberly Smith on music.  This is forwarded by Frank Garlock and is very much in the mode in which he writes.  I don’t necessarily disagree with these kinds of conclusions.  However, I am a layman in the technical side of music and can’t say whether all the […]

The God Who Speaks

             “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds” Hebrews 1:1-2 America is quickly leaving a word-based society […]

The Wages of Spin

I have read and enjoyed another Carl Trueman book. As a professor at Westminster, Trueman is a Reformed theologian and historian. However, almost all the books I’ve read by him are directed more at cultural issues and only slightly affected by his theology. In this book are two sections examining two Reformed theologians, J. Gresham […]

Christianity and Culture

On Kindle, when you finish one book by a certain author, it suggests a few others by the same author. Though I have read many by Machen, I had not seen this one. It is especially interesting to read men from a century before and see how they viewed culture (see my reviews on C.S. […]

How Successful People Think

 This book was loaned to me by a friend who is a avid reader (along with a number of other things to read).  I’ve not been a big Maxwell fan because I always find him more secular than sacred.  But we probably should read more things like this in our “spare reading time.”  It made […]

Church Planting is for Wimps

This is one in a series called 9Marks books associated with Mark Dever and others.  Though I am interested in church planting, this is not my kind of book.  McKinley writes from a personal, casual style as if you were reading a blog or, worse, a twitter.  The progression of the book is his story […]

New Testament Heralds

This article appeared in the Spring 2003 (Vol 13, No. 1) issue of The Baptist Preacher’s Journal Introduction Perhaps the most seldom used title in the Bible for the minister is “Preacher.”  It translates the noun form of the word kerux (kerux) which means “a herald.”  Though the English word “Preacher” appears four times, one […]