What Every Christian Must Know about the Holy Spirit

Volume 29, Issue 6, August 2023 by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/teacher Southern View Chapel According to the 2022 Lifeway/Ligonier survey, fifty-nine percent of those who identify as evangelical Christians believe the Holy Spirit is a force but not a personal being. And this is in light of the fact that about ninety percent claim to […]

Orthodoxy, with Annotations & Guided Reading

G. K. Chesterton is often quoted positively in evangelical literature, and he is considered by many to be an articulate and reliable apologist for Christianity. Orthodoxy, written in 1908 when Chesterton was only 34, is his best known and most often referenced work and a book I have often considered reading. My assumption, based on […]

Precious Truths in Practice, Holding Fast to God When You Are Overwhelmed

Certain biblical truths are like load-bearing walls in a house. Remove such walls and the ceiling collapses and, similarly, remove essential doctrines and Christianity crumbles. Martha Peace, recognizing this fact, has written a clear, concise and readable book, which emphasizes nine truths that are both necessary for the Christian life, and precious to the child […]

Reader, Come Home, The Reading Brain in a Digital World

Reader, Come Home is Maryanne Wolf’s sequel to her ground breaking Proust and the Squid written a decade earlier. She admits that during the seven years she was writing the former book, the world of literacy changed, having begun a transformation into a digitally based culture (p. 6). Even she unknowingly adapted to this change […]

The Flourishing Pastor, Recovering the Lost Art of Shepherd Leadership

The recipient of the Christianity Today 2022 Book of the Year in the “Church and Pastoral Leadership” category, The Flourishing Pastor aims to encourage and instruct pastors in the art of shepherding their congregations. Tom Nelson is the lead pastor of Christ Community Church in Kansas City, a multi-campus church, and president of Made to […]