The Joys of Successful Aging, Living Your Days to the Fullness

George Sweeting, former president of Moody Bible Institute, wrote this winsome little book when he was 83. His words of wisdom, practical advice, and enthusiastic optimism make the volume a delight to read and especially helpful to those in their latter years. In typical Sweeting style, it is filled with excellent stories, humor, and quotable […]

City of Man, Kingdom of God, Why Christians Respect, Obey, and Resist Government

Jesse Johnson is tackling the thorny topic of Christians and obedience to government. He examines the design of government by God, stating that it was established to protect mankind from injustice (pp. 28-37). Even though no government is without flaws, Christians should submit under normal circumstances because it is the Lord who has created all […]

What Every Christian Must Know about the Christian Life

Volume 29, Issue 10, December 2023 by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/teacher Southern View Chapel In contemplating what God’s people need to know about the Christian life, we find ourselves flooded with biblical data. All of Scripture informs us to some degree about how the Christian is to live, so narrowing down all that could be […]

Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age

Rosaria Butterfield is well-known as a former professor teaching feminism and living as a lesbian lifestyle who came to Christ, abandoned her former ideologies and sinful life, ultimately married, and became a pastor’s wife. She is now a strong advocate for biblical Christianity and traditional marriage (chapter one reviews her conversion story). She also powerfully […]

What Every Christian Must Know about the Bible

Volume 29, Issue 9, November 2023 by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/teacher Southern View Chapel The American Bible Society just released the result of a startling survey, in which they claimed that Bible reading dropped dramatically in 2022, and it is unclear why. Roughly fifty percent of American adults reported reading Scripture at least three times […]

A Biblical Case for Cessationism, Why the Miraculous Gifts of the Spirit Have Ended

As the title suggests, this book presents a case for “cessationism,” defined as, “Cessationists believe the Holy Spirit no longer sovereignly gives individual Christians the temporary sign gifts, also known as the miraculous gifts… We do not believe that God is still speaking audibly as He did in the Old and New Testament eras. We […]

What Every Christian Must Know about Salvation

Volume 29, Issue 8, October 2023 by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/teacher Southern View Chapel In the “State of Theology 2022” survey, one of the statements was, “God counts a person as righteous not because of one’s works but only because of one’s faith in Jesus Christ.” Fifty-seven percent of evangelicals agreed, meaning almost half disagree […]