Another year. More books. Here is my list. How to Battle Depression and Suicide by Ray Comfort 7 No Mere Mortals by Toby Sumpter 8.5 (This will be my go to pre/marriage counseling book. Life Together by Dietrich Bonhofer 8.5 The Greatest Fight in the World by Spurgeon 8 The Puritan Family by Edmund Morgan 7.5 The Real Lincoln by ... Continue Reading
Rites of Passage
Years ago, I read the book "Raising a Modern Day Knight". It was a goofy 90's book about raising sons and giving them rites of passage. I recommend the book because it get you thinking about being intentional with raising children. When Ransom was born (And Valor 3 years later) I really pressed into what it means to be a man and what it means to ... Continue Reading
Covid, Romans 13, and Authority Confusion.
Catholic/Protestant Divide One of the central points of division between Catholics and Protestants is in the area of authority. Does the church sit over and alongside the authority of the Bible? Or is the Bible the authority over the church? Catholics affirm the former, as a protestant, I affirm the latter. The church does not regulate the ... Continue Reading
Jesus Called Out False Teachers. So Should We.
As I often do, I want to get us all on the same page before we turn the page. Christians are called to live like Jesus. We all share a common goal of Christlike character and want to love God and love people with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. 1 John 2:5-6 tells us "By this, we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ... Continue Reading
In Defense of Sheltering Your Kids
Based on comments I have heard over the years, one of the worst things you can possibly do as a parent is sheltering your kids. Apparently sheltering your kids is very close to child abuse. The result of this abuse, experts say, is that those children will grow into adults who are complete weirdos that can't function in society. For a while now, I ... Continue Reading
Hunting, Conservation, and the Sovereignty of God
Many of you know, I starting hunting last Fall. My friend Terry, mentored me with the process. During gun season, I shot my first buck within the first hour of sitting in the stand. I am hooked! My friend Dan helped me process the deer, and I am confident going into deer season 2020 that I can do the whole process myself. Hunting is a lot ... Continue Reading
My Goodness! Don’t Be Embarrassed of The Bible!
Luke 9:26 “For whoever is ashamed of me and of my word, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.” Christians don't have the liberty to be ashamed of Jesus or his words. I preached this passage at the end of 2018, and it made a profound and lasting impact on me. Let me ... Continue Reading
2020 Book Log
Each year I keep a log of the books that I read along with a simple rating system. Below are the books I have read so far this year. Periodically I will update the list for those that are interested in that sort of thing. Holiness by J.C. Ryle 9.5 Robert Murray M'Cheyne by Andrew Bonar 6.5 Ploductivity by Doug Wilson 9 ... Continue Reading
2019 Reading List
For those who are interested, here you go. 2019: 1. No Quarter November by Doug Wilson 9 2. Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning by Doug Wilson 9 3. 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson 5 4. Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance 8 5. Washington’s Spies by Alexander Rose 8 6. Rescuing Ambition by Dave Harvey 7 7. Heaven Misplaced by Doug Wilson ... Continue Reading
The Sin of Intentional Childlessness, Abortion, and Sodomy
Intentional childlessness, abortion, and sodomy are all sins according to the Bible. Why? What's the big deal? A few thoughts. Intentional Childlessness Why on earth would I say intentional childlessness is sinful? Making statements like that feels way too personal. Even writing it makes me feel a little weird. It would be easier just to let ... Continue Reading