Category Archives for book

The Bible as an Enjoyable Reading Experience

The Bible as an enjoyable reading experience — does that sound wonderful to you? Or maybe even ‘unimaginable?’ Watch this video: Bibliotheca Kickstarter from Good. Honest. on Vimeo. I’m not enthusiastic about doing so much work on the reading experience … Continue reading

30. July 2014 by luke
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C. S. Lewis – Where to Start

Have you ever wondered what makes C. S. Lewis such a great writer? Or would you like to get started reading him? In this video, John Piper and Tim Keller talk about how to get started with Lewis: (Via.)

07. August 2013 by luke
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Tab Sweep – Small Groups, Hitchens, Mainline Planting

A quick list of some things I’ve read lately that are worth sharing: First, the short but provocatively-titled “Taking Our Groups Off Life Support.” Key graf: If we are going to take our groups off life support, we are going … Continue reading

16. January 2012 by luke
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Early Christmas Present

I got this because it was almost as cheap as Dogmatics in Outline. We’ll see how much of it I actually read. With advances in medicine, I figure I have at least 40 years, which would be only 16 pages … Continue reading

02. November 2010 by luke
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Radical Reformission

I just finished reading Mark Driscoll’s Radical Reformission. He’s right on about the missional character of the church and some of the things that prevent us from being faithful to that calling. It’s also very enjoyable reading. The problem with … Continue reading

29. September 2010 by luke
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Do the Dead Grieve?

Reading C. S. Lewis, I was struck by this thought: If, as I can’t help suspecting, the dead also feel the pains of separation (and this may be one of their purgatorial sufferings), then for both lovers, and for all … Continue reading

14. July 2010 by luke
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Dealing with the Devil

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”—John 10:10 As a rule, Presbyterians don’t talk much about the devil. But this month, we’re going to begin reading C.S. … Continue reading

26. April 2010 by luke
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Interviews with N.T.Wright

The Presbytery next door had a pastor’s retreat with N.T. Wright as a guest speaker. Great chunks (all?) of his talks are now on YouTube at LRPtv (Los Ranchos Presbytery TV). If you’ve never heard of Wright, you owe it … Continue reading

11. July 2009 by luke
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Read and Comment

From Dallas Willard’s The Divine Conspiracy: The “real” world has little room for a God of sparrows and children. To it, Jesus can only seem “otherworldly” — a good-hearted person out of touch with reality. Yes, it must be admitted … Continue reading

19. March 2009 by luke
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