The Compelling Community

MARK DEVER AND THE FOLKS at 9Marks ministries have consistently served the church with excellent materials on the church. One of their newest contributions, The Compelling Community, where God’s Power makes a Church attractive, might be one of their best.The...

Summer Reading for Growing Christians

SUMMER IS A GREAT TIME FOR READING.In my experience, books come in two flavors. One flavor is plain old  information. But others have a more delightful taste. In addition to information they motivate, inspire, and encourage. “The best Christian literature is not...

Are Intellectuals the Problem?

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, IS FATHER’S DAY. In 1989 my wife gave me one of my best all time Father’s Day’s gifts, Paul Johnson’s Intellectuals. Don’t let the title intimidate you. The book is not for intellectuals. It is a series of short chapters...

Escape From North Korea

JUST FINISHED Escape From North Korea, the untold story of Asia’s Underground Railroad, by Melanie Kirkpatrick. The author, a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, compares the escape routes used by North Koreans in and through China to the underground...

God’s Battalions

Rodney Stark, a Christian social scientist who teaches at Baylor University, recently wrote God’s Battalions, the case for the Crusades, a fascinating read with an alternative view.Like myself, you were probably taught that the “Crusades were the first round of...