Books

Logic on fire: a review of Spiritual Depression by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

"This book is really, really good. It is based on a series of 21 sermons that you can listen to online....the audio quality is not great, but if you are in a quiet place or you have noise-canceling headphones you’ll be able to get a sense of the man behind the book." - Tim Augustyn

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Authoritative vs. Nurturant Styles of Religion

"I would prefer to describe these two postures as 'authoritarian' and 'nurturning.' Its only a slight change of words, but 'authoritative' and 'nurturant' just don’t sound quite right to me. For one thing, I think religious leaders should be authoritative but without being authoritarian." - Roger Olson

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In a Post-Christian Culture, There’s No Good Way Around Being the ‘Baddies’

"In his short and very readable book Being the Bad Guys: How to Live for Jesus in a World That Says You Shouldn’t, Australian pastor and blogger Stephen McAlpine sails into the contested waters of Christian cultural engagement with admirable calmness." - C.Today

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We Should All Be Madisonians

"The main lesson [of Rasmussen’s new book Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America's Founders] is to not place much hope in the amount of happiness, amity, and social progress that politics alone can produce. And the great teacher of that lesson, the lone Founder who retained a great deal of optimism about the American future, is James Madison." - The Dispatch

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Interview Video: Voddie Baucham Explains ‘Looming Catastrophe’ of Critical Race Theory in the Church

Baucham: “This is a religious movement....It has all the trappings of a religion. It has its own cosmology, it has its own saints, it has its own liturgy, its own law. It has all of those elements. And a lot of those things are very subtle, which makes them rather attractive to religious people.” - FaithWire/CBN

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On Starry Eyes and Cosmic Temples

I first encountered T. Desmond Alexander at seminary, years ago, via his tome From Paradise to the Promised Land. It was then I first encountered the theory of “Eden as cosmic temple.” His work From Eden to the New Jerusalem features that same theme. It’s a theme that seems to fill Alexander with starry-eyed wonder.

His aim is to set the whole biblical story into a framework; a story people can understand and “see.”1 Alexander suggests a helpful framework for seeing Genesis 1-2 and Revelation 21-22 as bookends on the same story. Just as God originally dwelt on earth among men,2 so the end of the story has God returning to a new and perfect creation to dwell with man once again!3 I had never considered this parallel of “God with us” before. Rather, I had always focused on the old creation/new creation motif.

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