When I set out to read J. A. Medders’ Gospel Formed, I wasn’t really sure what I was getting myself into. I was embarking into uncharted waters. I wasn’t familiar with Medders’ ministry, neither had I been acquainted with his writing. But what a first impression this was.
A few thoughts on Matt Chandler’s book, The Explicit Gospel.
I usually chuckle when preachers begin their sermons with the sentiment that their selected text is their “favorite” in the whole Bible. I chuckle because not only do I do the same thing but I also know that this is usually just a quick way to introduce the text without really introducing it. But I have to say that when it comes to the Book of Romans, it really is my favorite.
Perhaps the most overused word in all the English language is the word “awesome.” We call people, places, and moments awesome without any real regard for the true meaning of the term. In fact, the word is so colloquial that it’s almost a slang word now. It’s lost its meaning. In the same way, we’ve lost our awe.
October has come and gone, but the bustling and buzz of the Protestant Reformation can still be seen and felt. The pulse of evangelicalism is louder than usual about the Reformation because we’re coming up on the 500 year anniversary of that fateful day.
I think there are only three types of books out there: those that entertain you, those that educate you, and those that expunge you. In case you were wondering, Paul Tripp’s Dangerous Calling is most assuredly in that last group.
Some of the clearest portions of Scripture on the nature and character of God come in the form of parables, which, as it happens, are also some of the most confusing and debated portions of Scripture as well.
Perhaps the most revered Christian speaker and writer of all time is the renowned Charles Haddon Spurgeon.