Weekend Java Awards 03.12.16

(New!) Kindle Deal of the Week: How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth – This is a classic by Gordon Fee and Doug Stuart, available for $3.99 Apologetics Award: The Importance of Story – Talking story is all the rage, now, but I think EL Bates does it particularly well, here. Preaching Award: Qualifications […]

Weekend Java Awards 03.05.16

(New!) Kindle Deal of the Week: Story – $1.99 – My goodness. Robert McKee’s $30 book on structuring stories is available for $1.99 on kindle. If you are a preacher or writer, this is an absolute must-buy (it’s written for screenwriters, but the insight/application is much broader). Apologetics Award: Un-Evolved Thinking on Darwin Day – […]

Weekend Java Awards 02.27.16

(New!) Kindle Deal of the Week: Grab Russell Moore’s book “Onward” for $2.99, Christianity Today’s Book of the Year. Apologetics Award: 50 Latin Phrases You Should Know – No, not to make you sound smart (though there’s that too), but because these phrases represent age-old wisdom, and hold with them logical force. Though, admittedly, some […]

Weekend Java Awards 02.13.16

Apologetics Award: Debunking Silly Statements About the Bible – Greg Gilbert does a bang-up job of explaining why textual discrepancies in ancient Biblical manuscripts help our case rather than hurt it. Preaching Award: Preaching the Whole Christ – David Prince is doing an awesome job weaving Sinclair Ferguson’s new book into the task of preaching. […]

Pharasaism is Not the Unforgivable Sin.

Some Christians have got it in their heads that all sins are forgivable, except the type of sin Christ condemned in the Pharisees. That is, it’s all right to do all the really deplorable sins of the Gentiles: squandering wealth; brazen, excessive sex; listening to Heavy Metal music. But, they think, there is another type […]

Understanding the Artist in Your Life

At some point on life’s journey, you’re going to meet an artist. If you’re an evangelical, this artist will confuse you, because the artist will not be interested in your theological answers to life’s dilemmas – they’re too simple, too neat, and too “propositional.” That’s not necessarily right, it’s just true. They will also be […]

Weekend Java Awards 02.06.16

Apologetics Award: C.S. Lewis Critiques the Liar, Lunatic, Lordship Argument – Well, he doesn’t. But someone else does, and he comes in for the alley-oop. That’s fun to picture, btw. Preaching Award: The Thinking Pastor – A wonderful transcript of a sermon to preachers from a wonderful preacher himself. It’s less confusing than the way […]

8 Ways to Order Your Marriage.

As Brenna and I have been facing big decisions over the last few months, it’s been neat to see that way God has transformed our marriage from its fledgling stages to something a little more beautiful. It’s also got me thinking about the whole complementarian/egalitarian debate, and how my views over the years – though […]

Weekend Java Awards 01.30.16

Apologetics Award: The New Tolerance Must Crumble – D.A. Carson has been going around secular college campuses on lecturing on the intolerance of tolerance. He gives a few useful insights, and pointers into how to do the same. Preaching Award: Preach for Holiness by Preaching Christ – A double-feature by Dr. Prince today. Just one more reason […]

Weekend Java Awards 01.23.16

Apologetics Award: “GK Chesterton Flips 4 Objections to Christianity Upside-Down” – This is a little piece of gold dug up by Trevin Wax. Preaching Award: The Long and Short of Sermons – How long should a sermon be? Well, it depends how well you preach. Spiritual Life Award: 7 Ways to Grow in the Art of Communication […]