From the Writings of J. C. Ryle

Recently I’ve discovered the lively writings of J. C. Ryle, who died in the year 1900. He was the Anglican Bishop of Liverpool, England, and a very motivating author. I’m currently reading his book Practical Religion. If there was room, I’m just post the whole book. Here is an excerpt: Zeal in Christianity is a […]

Don’t Kill the Horse

This week, I’ve had the opportunity of teaching at Liberty University, and in one of my talks I’ve warned the group (ministerial and music grad students) about getting exhausted in church work — a lesson I’ve learned the hard way. In her devotional classic, Springs in the Valley, Mrs. Charles M. Cowman wrote: Many are […]

Erasmus’ Advice to Those Who Study

I mentioned in a previous post that I had packed a biography of the Reformation hero, Desiderius Erasmus, in my backpack to read on the return home from Europe. I couldn’t have made a better choice. Erasmus kept my interest from the time we took off in Budapest to the time we landed in Nashville. […]

Making Sense of the Resurrection

Recently I’ve been reading a book by a brilliant philosopher on the west coast named Stephen T. Davis, professor of philosophy at Claremont McKenna College in California. He’s written more than 80 academic articles and fifteen books. I’ve been reading his book, Risen Indeed: Making Sense of the Resurrection (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993). Dr. Davis […]