Book Review: Basic Christian

John Stott had gradually slipped off the world stage over the last few years. But when he died at the age of 90 this past July, suddenly he became an object of conversation. He was without peer as an evangelical Christian leader in Britain and the world. It is a testament to his talents as … Continue reading Book Review: Basic Christian

March 2010: Books Read

1. Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain. I'm a big fan of Mark Twain. As a fan of Twain's, I have already read his most well-known works, like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. I have also read Roughing It, Life on the MIssissippi and an awful lot of his essays. It was about time, then, that … Continue reading March 2010: Books Read

John Stott on Social Justice

This Lent, I have been reading John Stott's classic book, The Cross of Christ, to focus on what Jesus' death means. I found this quote in the last section of the book, called "Living Under the Cross." In light of the recent conflict between Glenn Beck and Jim Wallis on the meaning of "social justice," … Continue reading John Stott on Social Justice

March 2009: Books Read

Once again, it's the list that proves to you that I'm really doing something when I'm sitting around. 1. Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity by Nancy Pearcey. I've heard about this book over the past few years, and since my church is going through the Truth Project (a DVD curriculum that trains … Continue reading March 2009: Books Read

January 2009: Books Read

1. Between Two Worlds: The Art of Preaching in the Twentieth Century by John Stott. This book has been re-issued recently with the more up-to-date subtitle "The Challenge of Preaching Today," but the version I read was the older one. I've long admired John Stott, and when I read this book, I found that he … Continue reading January 2009: Books Read