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Ordering Your Private World

How to Build a Solid Life & Faith Foundation Author: Gordon MacDonald This year I’ve done something exciting! I’ve been accepted into the C.S. Lewis Institute’s Fellowship program. The point of the program is to encourage Christians to live every day for God as a testament to His might and will. This involves rigorous study, closely knit group work, an urban plunge project, and lots and lots of reading. The introductory reading of the program starts attendees off with numerous articles and Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald. At first, MacDonald’s story comes off as merely common sense: if you [...]

2023-07-23T12:06:36-07:00July 23rd, 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

Prodigal God, The

A New Look at a Beloved Parable Author: Timothy Keller We’re all familiar with the story of the prodigal son. It’s a Biblical parable that gets repeated often, but we rarely spend time on the elder brother – the one who is left, distanced and angry at the rampant forgiveness of his errant, spendthrift brother. The parable is about unconditional grace, about flagrant forgiveness, after all, and the aside about the elder brother is just that – a reminder that a good person forgives his brother. Author Timothy Keller, however, has a completely different view of the parable, not the “forgiveness [...]

2023-06-11T13:13:48-07:00June 11th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , , |

Biblical Theology, Volume 1: The Common Grace Covenants

A Look at Covenants in the Bible: the Adamic and Noahic Author: Jeffrey J. Niehaus For the last several months, I’ve been trying to mature as a Christian. I started with a few of the more beginner level books, such as Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought and God Is a Man of War I enjoyed them, and they made me want more, something a little heavier, something to get my theological teeth into and challenge myself. Enter Jeffrey J. Niehaus’ three volume deep-dive on covenants in the Bible. I have always known that the Bible is [...]

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