KALEO NOTES: Rev. A. W. Tozer

James L. Snyder has authored a highly readable biography of A. W. Tozer, the CMA pastor and writer best known for his book  The Knowledge of the Holy. Everyone should periodically read and re-read Tozer, and his life’s story is worth knowing too. Tozer was born on a Pennsylvania farm at the end of the […]

Colton is For Real!

Last Sunday at The Donelson Fellowship I illustrated my sermon with a story from the runaway bestseller Heaven is For Real by Nebraska pastor Todd Burpo. It’s the account of his son, Colton, who momentarily died on the operating table during emergency surgery. In the months following, Colton described visiting heaven, seeing Jesus, meeting his […]

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 […]