What Every Christian Needs to Know About Social Justice by Jeffrey D. Johnson

Tom Ascol, in his recommendation of this short volume, writes that it will be “the first book I recommend to believers who want a trustworthy introduction to [the social justice] movement.” Ascol’s endorsement would summarize my thoughts as well. Jeffrey Johnson highlights many of the key issues in the social justice debate drawing distinctions between […]

The Enneagram Goes to Church, Wisdom for Leadership, Worship, and Congregational Life by Todd Wilson

Todd Wilson, former senior pastor of Calvary Memorial Church and currently president of the Center for Pastor Theologians, is perhaps best known for his book The Pastor Theologian, which he coauthored with Gerald Hiestand.  In that volume, (see my review here – https://tottministries.org/?s=the+pastor+theologian) Wilson emphasized the need for pastors to be serious theologians. The Center […]

Broken-Down House, Living Productively in a World Gone Bad by Paul David Tripp

Paul Tripp uses the metaphor of a house, desperately in need of repair, and about to collapse, to describe our sinful, fallen world.  Christians are dwelling in this broken-down house; how is it that we should live?  The author states his thesis clearly: So, that’s what this book is about.  What does it look like […]

Overcoming the World, Grace to Win the Daily Battle

Joel Beeke’s thesis is that the time is “right for us to biblically expose and condemn worldliness, and to promote the alternatives of genuine piety and holiness” (p. 9). As the author addresses his subject he turns repeatedly to the Reformers and Puritans for quotes and examples. Beeke is pastor of Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation, […]

Live Not by Lies, a Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher, author of the popular The Benedict Option (see my review here:  https://tottministries.org/?s=The+Benedict+Option) has written Live Not By Lies as a warning about the soft totalitarianism he sees rapidly overtaking America.  The means of resisting the propaganda is, according to the author, to challenge its philosophy with truth.  Or, as the title suggests, to […]

Social Justice Goes to Church

Social Justice Goes to Church, the New Left in Modern American Evangelicalism by Jon Harris (Greenville, South Carolina: Ambassador International, 2020) 205 pp., paper $16.99 Jon Harris has written an important book documenting the history leading up to the modern Social Justice Movement which has infiltrated evangelicalism. In part one he traces the roots to […]

Coronavirus and Christ

John Piper has written a timely and beneficial book, which is broadly applicable to all suffering and pain, but specifically targeting the coronavirus. The pandemic, which is raging in 2020, has not only wreaked havoc throughout the world but has also unsettled even mature Christians. How are believers to understand and handle something so devastating […]