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A Review of “Father Hunger” by Douglas Wilson

Douglas Wilson, pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, has written a much needed book on the biblical view of fatherhood, the impact of fathers on their families, and the impact of fathers on society. Father Hunger (Thomas Nelson, 2012) is the title, and the subtitle sums it up well: “Why…

Four Lessons from 1st Timothy

Written by Pastor Andrew Courtis A few weeks ago it was my privilege to finish a verse-by-verse exposition of Paul’s first letter to Timothy. I would like to share some key points and lessons I have learnt from this great letter. But first,a brief introduction. The first letter of Paul to Timothy provides us a clear understanding of a church’s confession and…

Civil Authority and the Christian

Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution,whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for…

How Much Should I Pray?

How often should I pray for something? For how long? 7 times? 70 time 7? I like what Peter Leithart has to say about the matter over at First Things. He uses Paul’s “thorn” of the flesh example, and Jesus parable about the persistent widow, and plays them off against each other: “Weakness was essential to [Paul’s] apostolic ministry, an…

What is the point of life?

One thing that sets different worldviews apart from one another is their conception of what is good, or what is the primary goal (or end) of life. Each worldview answers this question differently, even if some answers seem similar. Aristotle, in his Nicomachean Ethics, says that happiness is the “supreme good.” Indeed he says the following: “Happiness,…

The Bible is One Book

The Bible is one book, not two. Sure there are multiple covenants, and things progress, change, and develop throughout the book. The story of God’s people is variegated. It is not dualistic, however. The distinction between the Old Testament and New Testament is a distinction which we (i.e. publishers, and those who read their editions of the Bible) have made. Ironically…

The Book That Made Your World

So much that we take for granted in our own society, such as education, human dignity, the social and economic empowerment of women, human rights, the passion for scientific, medical and technological advancement – all these and more can be traced back to the Bible and the godly men and women who took the Bible seriously and whose lives were transformed by its message of…