Category Archives: Life

May 2012 Reading Report

A Piety Above the Common Standard: Jesse Mercer and Evangelistic Calvinism, Anthony Chute Mercer was a pivotal nineteenth-century Baptist leader in the South. One of several books I have been reading lately on historic Baptist figures as I try to … Continue reading

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April Reading Report

I love books, and love to hear about what other people are reading. Here are the books I finished in April (some I began reading earlier, some I skimmed more than dug in deep). Have you read any good books … Continue reading

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Ten Favorite Reads of 2011

Thinking through my favorite books read in 2011, I decided to reserve a special category for great books written by good friends:  Bonhoeffer and Business Ethics by Dr. Walton Padelford, and The Gospel and the Mind, by Dr. Brad Green, and the local church … Continue reading

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Whatever Tale You’re Landed In, Just Go On

Good thoughts to ponder from a hobbit, voiced when his own adventure, his own ‘tale,’ was looking hopeless; whatever tale you’ve been landed in, just go on: ‘Yes that’s so,’ said Sam. ‘And we shouldn’t be here at all, if … Continue reading

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Counsel to a Young Man: Look to Jesus

I recently had the opportunity to encourage a friend on his twelfth birthday. Here’s the heart of what I wrote to this young traveller on the trail of godly manhood: I thought it important to remind you as you enter … Continue reading

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November 2011 Reading Report

The end of the fall seminary semester always happily frees up extra time for personal reading projects. I have been concentrating lately on issues of Christianity and liberty at the time of the American War for Independence. Common Sense, Thomas … Continue reading

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History: A Young Man’s Source of Wisdom

“It is the knowledge of the past which gives the to the young man the experience of age. While yet he retains the energy and enterprise of youth, and it is not too late for action, history guides his activity … Continue reading

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