Category Archives: Reviews

Review of “Dispensationalism,” by Charles Ryrie

Summary Just prior to Dr. Charles Ryrie’s recent passing, I thoroughly read through His book, Dispensationalism. In that work, Ryrie seeks to lay out a thorough explanation of the theological framework known as dispensationalism. Ryrie notes in the opening chapter … Continue reading

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Grasping God’s Word [Book Review]

Hermeneutics, the principles of interpretation with which one approaches the Bible, will be largely determinative of the one’s theology. Therefore, it is paramount for the student of the Word to understand hermeneutics. J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays set … Continue reading

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Ancient Wine and the Modern Christian [part 1]

The question of whether a Christian should consume alcohol remains one of the most hotly debated issues in evangelicalism today. As Pastor John MacArthur puts it, “there have been few periods of history in which the drinking of alcoholic beverages … Continue reading

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Open Range

An exposition on honor, character, manliness, and romance. One of my all-time favorite movies is Open Range, starring Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall. If you want a movie that shows what real men used to be like, if you want … Continue reading

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The Codex Alexandrinus – Score One for Shepherds Seminary

I’m excited to share that Dr. Andrew Smith, one of my professors here at Shepherds Theological Seminary, recently had a book published that will likely be a definitive work on one of the earliest surviving complete Greek Bibles. Dr. Smith … Continue reading

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Tender Warrior

In light of my article on staying power, I thought it may be beneficial to share some excerpts from a book by Stu Weber (from whom I gained much of my ideas for that post, as I’m sure you’ll see). … Continue reading

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Phil Johnson Interview [Part 3]

I recently had the honor and privilege of asking Phil Johnson, a well-known and accomplished writer, blogger, editor and preacher, several questions about ministry, practical church issues, theological concerns etc. Phil was gracious enough to take the time to respond … Continue reading

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Phil Johnson Interview [Part 2]

I recently had the honor and privilege of asking Phil Johnson, a well-known and accomplished writer, blogger, editor and preacher, several questions about ministry, practical church issues, theological concerns etc. Phil was gracious enough to take the time to respond … Continue reading

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Phil Johnson Interview [Part 1]

I recently had the honor and privilege of asking Phil Johnson, a well-known and accomplished writer, blogger, editor and preacher, several questions about ministry, practical church issues, theological concerns etc. Phil was gracious enough to take the time to respond … Continue reading

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Growing True Disciples

I just finished reading the book, Growing True Disciples, by George Barna. In this book, the author examines and assesses several discipleship models that various churches are using today. Barna’s aim is to provide church leaders with a tool that … Continue reading

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