Y’all – A Most Excellent Noun.

Y’all is a most excellent noun (or ya’ll, depending). It’s biblical, even. Most of your Bible, in fact, consists of y’alls, not you’s. So many times we feel the burden of weight meant for a community on ourselves: Paul doesn’t say “You” pray always without ceasing. He says “Y’all” pray always, without ceasing. Jesus didn’t […]

ScribblePreach Awards, 12.03.2016

A Shameless Plug: Faker, WORLD Magazine’s Christmas Choice for Teens So thrilled that WORLD Magazine chose my book “Faker” as this year’s Christmas choice for teens! Now go buy a copy for a teen you love (right here). P.S. – the above title link is to WORLD Magazine’s radio program. If you want to hear […]

ScribblePreach Awards 11.26.16

From the Pub: Made for Another World “If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite […]

The ScribblePreach Awards 11.19.16

From the Pub: The Thing “In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle; a principle which will probably be called a paradox. There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, for the sake of simplicity, a fence or gate […]

On Returning to the Fold

Well, here I am. The past few months I’ve taken a hiatus from the day-to-day of blogging, and it has been a good one. I’ve kept up on the ScribblePreach Awards, and received terrific recommendations from you all moving forward (thank you once again to all 115 of you who filled out my survey! It […]

The Scribblepreach Awards 10.29.16

 Kindle Deal of the Week: Letters to a Young Calvinist – James K.A. Smith’s commentary and critique of the YRR movement. Don’t miss it, for $2.99. Apologetics: Infinite Jest – Some brutal honesty from one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed secular writers: “It now lately seemed like a kind of black miracle to me […]

The ScribblePreach Awards 10.21.16

Kindle Deal of the Week: The NIV Application Commentary Series – This quality commentary series is on sale for $4.99 a piece, typically each is about $25 digital! Included on sale: Galatians, 1 & 2 Timothy (and Titus), 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Colossians and Philemon, Philippians, Ephesians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, and Doug Moo on Romans! Apologetics: On […]

Scribblepreach Awards 10.15.16

Kindle Deal of the Week: Bob Dylan: All The Songs – The Story Behind Every Track. This is a $50 book for $3.99! I’m purchasing it for a few reasons: a. The magnificent discount. b. My creative writing tutor in Oxford thought Dylan was the best contemporary American writer we’ve produced c. Dylan’s songs make […]

Scribblepreach Awards 10.08.16

A Personal Update: Today I’m in West Virginia, taking an interview with a committee of the New River Presbytery of the PCA. We’re talking about starting a new campus ministry at West Virginia University, a school of 30,000-some students, and the #3 party school in the nation (with lots of drug/meth-specifically addictions to boot). We’ve […]