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Pilgrim’s Progress and the necessity of “the burden”

I’m excited to begin a church-wide study of my favorite extra-biblical book tonight, The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I decided to go with the “Pure Gold Classics” edition, edited … Continue reading

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Good Books, Good Friends, Good Promises, Great Savior

I was so honored to receive these commentaries yesterday from a dear friend, whose grandfather was a faithful preacher of God’s Word here West Tennessee for a number of years. There are some real gems here: the American Commentary Series, … Continue reading

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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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Favorite Commentaries on the Gospel of Mark

Here at Curve Baptist Church, we finished our sermon series in the Gospel of Mark this past Sunday. It was a joy to preach the resurrection of Jesus on Christmas Day! You can find the files of all the sermons … 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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