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Another Five-Views Book

Another Five-Views Book

Multiple-views books have become a bit of a fad. The format lends itself to comparison and contrast, allowing readers to weigh and judge the evidence for each position. Several publishers are now producing volumes covering a bewildering variety of theological disagreements. Indeed, one wonders whether new disputes aren’t being invented just to provide a platform… Continue Reading

Finished and Sent Away

Finished and Sent Away

I’ll never forget the feeling, years ago, of sending my daughter to kindergarten on the first day. It was a milestone, to be sure, and her mother and I anticipated that she would flourish in school. It was also a bit of a heartbreak, knowing that we were withdrawing our direct supervision and permitting others… Continue Reading

On Loving God

On Loving God

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Invitation to the (Devotional) Classics You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series”Invitation to the (Devotional) Classics”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Reading works from the Middle Ages is a strange experience. Some of their theological blind-spots seem to us to be so obvious that only willful… Continue Reading

Christians Must Read

Christians Must Read

Donald Whitney, in his book, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life writes, “Watching television is so much easier than choosing a good book, reading words, creating your own mental images, and relating it to your life. Television decides for you what will be presented, speaks the words to you, shows you its own images, and tells you what… Continue Reading

Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

The University Bookman has published a list of the books that its reviewers plan to read this summer. For those who don’t know, the UB itself is mandatory reading for conservatives. Continue Reading

Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

This entry is part 13 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 13 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Yes, I mean it. You need to read this book. Not only that, you need to read it in a particular way,… Continue Reading

Partner with us

A year ago this week we fully launched Religious Affections Ministries. Our burden is simple: help churches think biblically about worship and music. This means publishing articles, books, recordings, and sheet music all with the purpose of equipping local churches to worship our Lord biblically, deliberately, and, yes, conservatively. I started this ministry from a… Continue Reading

New study guide for Worship in Song prepared by Dr. Gary Reimers

New study guide for Worship in Song prepared by Dr. Gary Reimers

Every Bob Jones Seminary student takes a class called “Issues in Christian Ministry” during their first year. The class, directed by Dr. Gary Reimers, discusses, well, issues in Christian ministry including the bible version debate, the use of alcohol, divorce and remarriage, and worship/music philosophy. Last year I had the opportunity of lecturing twice to… Continue Reading

Book Review: Christ-Centered Worship by Bryan Chapell

Book Review: Christ-Centered Worship by Bryan Chapell

Christ-Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our Practice, by Bryan Chapell. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009. 307 pp. $24.99. “Structures tell stories.” So opens Bryan Chapell’s recent volume, Christ-Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our Practice, published by Baker Academic. Chapell, noted homiletician, theologian, and author of the popular volume, Christ-Centered Preaching, is president of… Continue Reading

Two Modern Novel Recommendations

Two Modern Novel Recommendations

Fiction is good for the soul. Good fictional literature grips the imagination and shapes the affections, both important for the life of faith. For that reason, I regularly make it a practice to read fiction amidst all of the other theological, musicological, cultural, philosophical, and historical reading I do. I also make it a practice… Continue Reading

Excellent Book on Christians and Alcohol

Besides the issue of music, there is perhaps no more controversial topic for Christians today than whether believers should partake of alcoholic beverages. Two potential errors exist in this discussion. First, some Christians argue that Christians in the first century (i.e. during and after Jesus’ ministry on earth) did not drink beverages with any alcoholic… Continue Reading

Pre-Order Now! Worship in Song by Scott Aniol

Pre-Order Now! Worship in Song by Scott Aniol

I am very excited about the upcoming release of my new book, Worship in Song: A Biblical Philosophy of Music and Worship. Published by BMH Books, this volume will be released in just a few weeks! The book will retail for $17.99, but for one week only, Religious Affections Ministries is offering a pre-order discount… Continue Reading