For my new followers, I’m a junior software developer. This means I have one of those jobs where I could be busy 8 hours a day actively programming something (read: systematically killing my brain), or have a lot of down time while I’m waiting to see if the application I’m working on breaks. Sometimes I’ll read blogs, or if my brain needs a recharge I’ll watch funny videos on YouTube. Usually that will be blooper scenes from TV shows I like, or random seemingly related videos. Maybe it’s been a while since I’ve watched real TV instead of Netflix, or maybe it’s because I’ve been reading Tempted and Tried, or maybe the Holy Spirit has just opened my eyes. Whichever the case, I realized something that disturbed me deeply.
I applied to the Crossway Books review program last month, and was graciously accepted. I have been waiting for Pastor Tullian Tchividjian’s newest book, Jesus + Nothing = Everything, to come out for MONTHS! It was recently released, and I was ecstatic when I saw that this book was available to review.
Posted in Book Reviews
Tagged Christ, Christianity, Christus Victor, Church, Crossway Books, Crucifixion, death, Evil, God, Gospel, Jesus, Jesus + Nothing = Everything, Religion, sin, Sinners, Sovereignty, The Bible, The Cross, Tullian Tchividjian
This is why I love C.S. Lewis. It isn’t just because of his vivid creativity and tangible writing style. I read the Chronicles of Narnia series as a child and never really thought twice about the author. But when I read Mere Christianity in my early twenties, followed by The Problem of Pain, Miracles, The Screwtape Letters, and anything else I got my hands on, I developed a deep love and respect for Lewis.
Posted in Bible Study
Tagged C.S. Lewis, Christ, Christianity, Church, Crucifixion, death, Evil, God, God’s Will, Gospel, Jesus, Religion, Sermon on the Mount, sin, Sinners, Sovereignty, The Bible, The Cross
Well, it’s coming to the end of October, and that means several things. First, the epicness that is Thanksgiving and Christmas is just around the corner. Second, the celebration of the beloved Reformation Day is coming up. Third, every blogger in all of Christendom is going to write a blog about Halloween or Hell houses. Well, I don’t see a reason to fight the trend here.
Posted in Theology
Tagged Christ, Christianity, Christus Victor, Church, Crucifixion, death, Desiring God, Evil, God, God’s Will, Gospel, Halloween, Hell Houses, Jesus, Religion, Russell Moore, sin, Sinners, Sovereignty, Storm the Gates of Hell, The Bible, The Cross
If nothing else, my generation and those that follow are impatient to the core. We want fast food, fast cars, fast computers, and fast answers. Even those that are willing to cook at home just go to the store and buy food. We don’t have to plant crops, wait for them to grow, and trust that there will be enough to last until the next harvest season. We have what we want, when we want it. And it’s killing us.
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Tagged Christ, Christianity, Church, Crucifixion, death, Divine Plan, Evil, God, God’s Will, Gospel, idolatry, Jesus, Paul Tripp, Religion, Russell Moore, sin, Sinners, Sovereignty, Tempted and Tried, The Bible, The Cross, Waiting