Month: May 2017

Book Review – This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years by Jaquelle Crowe

Book Review – This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years by Jaquelle Crowe

As a pastor, and former youth pastor, I have read a lot of Christian books written for youth and early adults and honestly I have been completely underwhelmed by most of these books. This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years by Jaquelle Crowe is a huge improvement over most of what is out there for young people to read…

Book Review – The Character of the Church by Joe Thorn

Book Review – The Character of the Church by Joe Thorn

The Character of the Church, Joe Thorn’s second book in his three-part series on the church, is a simple breakdown of the inner workings of the local church. Based upon a clear understanding of the Gospel, as written about in his first book, the church should show itself to be of Christ in its actions and intents. Thorn explains in this book what a church should be doing and emphasizing in order to be a healthy and biblical church…

Do Babies Go To Heaven When They Die?

Do Babies Go To Heaven When They Die?

One of the most difficult things a person can ever experience is the death of a child. It is a horrible and tragic occurrence when a parent has to bury their child. Yet, even more difficult than their physical death is the idea of what happens to them once they have passed away. What happens to babies, aborted children, and even mentally handicapped individuals once they die?…

Life on the Fringes

Life on the Fringes

I’ve lived all across the United States, literally I’ve lived on both coasts and in the middle and now I reside in Canada. I feel like Johnny Cash was singing about my life – “Ive been everywhere, man.” Despite where I’ve resided I’ve run into the same issue. Everywhere I go, I’m an outcast. Not literally, and definitely not personally, but theologically. You see I’m what you might call a Reformed Baptist. This means I’m very conservative in my theology, but not necessarily on minor issues…

Book Review – Unparalleled

Book Review – Unparalleled

There’s no denying that Jared C. Wilson knows how to write. Whether it’s a blog post at For the Church or his hilarious remarks during football season on his Twitter, Jared Wilson knows how to keep a reader’s attention. His books are just as entertaining as his other writings. One of his most recent books is Unparalleled. Unparalleled is a look at the uniqueness of Christianity and its claims. There’ no religion like it according to Wilson…