Diving into Controversial Issues

Diving into Controversial Issues

Several years ago, Zondervan came up with the brilliant marketing strategy of a series of books covering controversial issues in the Christian life. They are called the Counterpoint Series. The format is to take a “controversial” topic such as baptism,…

Book Review: "unPHILtered"

Book Review: “unPHILtered”

Phil Robertson is quite the character. He is the patriarch of the wildly famous Duck Dynasty family. Phil is outspokenly Christian and was even released from the show for a while last year: A&E placed Robertson on indefinite hiatus following…

Hungry for God

Hungry for God

A couple of years ago, I was talking to a young man after a worship service one Sunday, and he asked me about a couple of book recommendations and what to do next for his spiritual growth. We had a…

Best Commentaries on Mark

Best Commentaries on Mark

Now that we are starting a new series in the Gospel of Mark, I thought it might be helpful to have a short blog on some of the best commentaries on this book of the Bible. The best way to…

"Unbroken": A Must-read Novel

“Unbroken”: A Must-read Novel

This past year, Becky and I began reading books together. It’s a habit we picked up from our son, Ben, and his wife, Ellie. So far, we’ve read a fictional novel, Safely Home, and a book on marriage, Tim Keller’s…