Posts from February 2013

More Douthat: Confessionalism and the Preservation of the Church

Last week in this post I raved about Ross Douthat’s Bad Religion. After I wrote that, I listened to this interview of Douthat on Al Mohler’s podcast Thinking in Public. He said something striking that reminded me of a quote-worthy passage from his book. Here is what Douthat wrote as he reflected on the rise of para-church groups in Evagelicalism: This…

Good Read – “Bad Religion”, by Ross Douthat

In Bad Religion, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat delivers an urgent message both for Christians and for all Americans. That is, traditional, institutional, and orthodox Christianity has given way to a variety of heresies and our nation is the worse off for it. I found this book an immensely helpful guide in understanding our culture…

Good Read – “By Grace Alone,” by Sinclair Ferguson

This morning at our Men’s prayer breakfast we finished discussing the last chapter of By Grace Alone. What a marvelous little book this is! In seven chapters, Sinclair Ferguson unpacks the riches of God’s grace in a clear and readable style, in a pastoral manner (really Puritan-esque), and with penetrating insight into various passages of Scripture.…