Category Archives: Books

A Good Friday Prayer

This is “Love Lustres at Calvary” from The Valley of Vision. A moving and fitting prayer for Holy Week. My Father, Enlarge my heart, warm my affections, open my lips,    supply words that proclaim ‘Love lustres at Calvary.’ There grace removes … Continue reading

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How Do We Judge the Arts?

Have you ever stared at a painting and asked yourself, “Why is this thing in a museum? Am I supposed to appreciate this? Am I stupid for not liking this?” I have. Same thing with certain books and music. Knowing … Continue reading

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Servants, Not Songsters

Tom Nettles recently published a fantastic biography of Charles Spurgeon. Nettles did much of his research in Spurgeon’s monthly publication, The Sword and the Trowel, where Spurgeon provided insights into his ministry and church life at the Metropolitan Tabernacle. As it turns … Continue reading

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What Is Marriage?

I recently read What Is Marriage: Man and Woman: A Defense by Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George. The authors argue, as the book’s title would suggest, that marriage is the comprehensive union between a man and … Continue reading

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My Favorite Classes at Southern Seminary

I graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in May. It’s hard to measure the impact of an experience like seminary so soon, so I’m not going to attempt that here. I just want to list my favorite classes from … Continue reading

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Teddy Roosevelt: So Much Else Other Than Self

I just finished David McCullough’s Mornings on Horseback, an excellent biography covering the first half of Theodore Roosevelt’s life.  I’ve read a few presidential biographies, and I can’t help but be impressed and inspired by the lives of these men, imperfect though … Continue reading

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Book Bits: Douglas Wilson’s Wordsmithy

This book on writing was a lot of fun. The guy knows how to write. If I included all of his helpful insights and catchy phrasing it’d make for a long post, so here’s a handful. 1.  “When people are … Continue reading

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