Words Made Fresh

Wise words for writers (and artists in general) from an essay found in Larry Woiwode’s Words Made Fresh: Essays on Literature & Culture (forthcoming from Crossway, July 2011). Writers may be reformers after they reform themselves and their outlook, but they aren’t formers if they aren’t shaping contemporary experience and phenomena into forms that illustrate a dependence on, and […]

Getting Perspective On The Church

Recently, I have been reading Lesslie Newbigin’s The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, and he offers this reminder about the perspective that the church offers to the believer. The Church is an entity which has outlasted many states, nations, and empires, and it will outlast those that exist today. The Church is nothing other than […]

Cities Are People

Provocative thoughts from Edward Glaeser in the introduction to his recent book: Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier: "Shiny new real estate may dress up a declining city, but it doesn't solve its underlying problems. The hallmark of declining cities is that they have too much […]

Are You A Psychopath?

There was an interesting essay in the New York Times Book Review this weekend, entitled, “I’m O.K., You’re A Psychopath.” The author, Paul Bloom, Professor of Psychology at Yale, looks at two new books that are attempting to put their finger on evil: What is it? Where does it come from? Can we rightly describe […]

Redemption – Mike Wilkerson (Book Review)

Every one sins. Every one suffers. Every one needs to be redeemed by Jesus and to grow in their new identity in him. This is the baseline understanding with which Mike Wilkerson took up the task of writing Redemption: Freed By Jesus From the Idols We Worship and the Wounds We Carry.   Quite honestly, […]

Highlighting the Biblical Counseling Coalition

We wanted to draw your attention to a recently launched ministry website of which you may or may not already be aware. The Biblical Counseling Coalition looks to be the new hub for what's happening in the once scattered world of Biblical and nouthetic counseling. With leaders from all of the movements major ministries acting […]

Is Gospel-Centered Preaching Too “Slippery”?

Every so often you will hear Gospel-centered preachers and authors accused of being “slippery,” trying to have it both ways, or perhaps always looking for a third way. I want to look briefly at this charge because I believe that it will actually help us to understand the Gospel itself better. The indictment of “slipperiness” […]

Incarnation(s) In Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov

Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov is nothing short of a literary masterpiece. Its explorations of the individual human psyche, the dynamics of family relationships, along with the sorrow and ecstasy of romantic love, stand among the foremost of Western literature. If the novel itself is worthy of such acclaim, then, the most preeminent among its chapters […]

Incarnation(s) In Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov

  Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov is nothing short of a literary masterpiece. Its explorations of the individual human psyche, the dynamics of family relationships, along with the sorrow and ecstasy of romantic love, stand among the foremost of Western literature. If the novel itself is worthy of such acclaim, then, the most preeminent among its chapters is […]