Category Archives: Books

Christ’s Church

“We need to immerse ourselves daily in the world of the Word. We need to enter into biblical conceptions. We need to meditate on them, pray about them, attempting to personally absorb them as people seeking salvation. We need to … Continue reading

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Let the morning bring me word…

I used to plug in my phone overnight on the nightstand beside my bed. This was a bad idea. First of all, when my phone, which serves as my alarm clock, would sound early in the morning, it was too … Continue reading

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Great Works

C. S. Lewis once wrote “I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.” and “The sure mark of an unliterate man is that he considers ‘I’ve read it already’ to be a conclusive argument … Continue reading

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Experiment House Head

I laughed out loud when I came to this passage tonight as I was reading to Lydia: After that, the Head’s friends saw that she was no use as a Head, so they got her made an Inspector to interfere … Continue reading

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Marriage & Ministry

“marriage is a sort of preparatory school where in lesser matters a bishop learns, practices, and produces a pattern of how the church of God should be cared for and governed.” –Martin Chemnitz, The Examination of the Council of Trent, … Continue reading

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Handbook of Consolations Review

Here is a book review I wrote for our Seminary’s Grow in Grace continuing education web site. Handbook of Consolations for the Fears and Trials That Oppress Us in the Struggle with Death, by Johann Gerhard, translated by Carl L. … Continue reading

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Reviews

Here are just a few thoughts I had on a couple books I recently finished reading. I recommend both of them. In Christless Christianity, Dr. Michael Horton examines the trend within American churches to replace the Gospel of Jesus Christ with … Continue reading

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Merits / Grace

“If you wish to fall from grace, then boast of your merits.” –Johann Gerhard, Handbook of Consolations

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It’s That Time Again

I have made it my practice to read through the Book of Concord in its entirety every other year, during the summer. Two years ago I posted an encouragement for others to read along with me using a schedule that … Continue reading

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Incredible

Indeed, it is more incredible that He who is eternal should die than that you who are mortal should live eternally. If you believe what is more incredible, how could you doubt the other?  –Johann Gerhard, Handbook of Consolations

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