Book review for David F. Wells, The Courage to Be Protestant: Reformation Faith in Today’s World, 2nd edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 2017. Summary: Last Shepherds’ Conference (2020) I picked this book up on my way out the bookstore. I figured I’d give it a read and I am grateful that I was given the opportunity to … More Book Review: “The Courage to Be Protestant: Reformation Faith in Today’s World” by David F. Wells
How to change a tire. How to mow the lawn. How to grill a steak. How to treat a woman. How to shave. How to respect your elders. How to be a gentleman. These, and many other skills are often passed down from father to son. While some of these skills are cultural and some … More What My Father Taught Me as a Child
I know a place where justice and righteousness is always present: “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You.” Psalm 89:14 I know a place where mercy and grace are available in our time of need: “Therefore let us draw draw near with confidence to the throne of … More I Know a Place . . .
It happened again. A person of color was killed (murdered) by the police. Don’t believe me? Watch the video, but be warned that it is heartbreaking. The image of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s knee on George Floyd’s neck while he gasped for air and cried for mercy evokes so many emotions. I was shocked, … More The Heartbreak of Injustice and the Hope of the Gospel
Our culture loves to consume. We work, we earn, we shop, we buy. We even shop from the comfort of our homes at all different hours of the day. Our wish lists are packed and nicely categorized and are shared with family and friends. In our pursuits to consume, we do not realize that we … More The Discipline of Gratitude