Book Review: Does God Desire All to Be Saved – #2

Part 1 - Introduction In the first chapter of this booklet John Piper explains his aim for the publication, “My aim in this short book is to show from Scripture that the simultaneous existence of God’s will for all people to be saved and his will to choose some people for salvation unconditionally before creation... Continue Reading →

Book Review: “Does God Desire All to be Saved?” #1

Recently, I wrote an extensive and somewhat meandering review of Roger Olson’s book, “against Calvinism”. In the interest of fairness, I am going to write a review of a booklet by John Piper titled, “Does God Desire all to be Saved”. While it is significantly shorter, it deals with a single subject and so has... Continue Reading →

Book Review: “Understanding and Loving a Person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.”

In 1980 the term PTSD was coined. Its symptoms had long been known, and different generations had identified it with different words. Previous generations referred to it as gross stress reaction, battle fatigue, and shell shock. I was born the same year as the acronym for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and I've grown up in a... Continue Reading →

Book Review – “Against Calvinism” – Part 4

In this series of articles reviewing Roger Olson's book, Against Calvinism, we have considered his introduction to the subject, and the first 3 letters of TULIP, the acrostic that many use to summarise Calvinism's main tenats. To read those articles you can follow these links: Part 1 - Introduction and Calvinism's ResurgencePart 2 - Total... Continue Reading →

Book Review – “Against Calvinism” – Part 2

Read Part 1 here - Book Review - "Against Calvinism" - Part 1 In chapter 3 of Olson's book he works his way through the TULIP, the acrostic which summarizes the main tenats of Calvinism. In this post, I want to share a few quotes from the book and offer a few thoughts in connection... Continue Reading →

Book Review – “Against Calvinism” – Part 1

Why Am I Writing This Article? (1) I want to help popularize the truth that there are viable alternatives to the Calvinistic system. (2) I have concerns about what Calvinism means for the reputation of God. This book by Roger Olsen is very fairly written and not as anti as the title may sound. However,... Continue Reading →

The Missionary Manifesto – G. Campbell Morgan

The Missionary Manifesto, by G. Campbell Morgan, takes a detailed look at the commission given by Christ to believers to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. Morgan goes into great detail and covers aspects of the commission which have not been brought to my attention before. His book has 6 chapters: The... Continue Reading →

Richard Hobson of Liverpool – A Faithful Pastor

Through out church history some Christians have become household names. Their ministry as a preacher, pastor, evangelist, song writer, singer, pioneer missionary, translator, theologian or writer brought them to a wide audience and for one reason or another they have been remembered through out history. The vast majority of believers live lives of obedience and... Continue Reading →

Scenes From Church History

Since arriving in the USA I have tried to get back into a schedule of reading new books and material. One of the first reading projects has been this book Edited by Mark Sidwell, Faith of Our Fathers: Scenes from Church History. In the books introduction the editor explains the intention of the book is... Continue Reading →

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