Forgetting What Lies Behind

But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. Philippians 3:13b I have had nine confirmed concussions though I know I have had many more than that. There is a six-month period of my life that I am unable to remember with any clarity. There are a fewContinue reading “Forgetting What Lies Behind”

Recovering From Biblical Manhood & Womanhood by Aimee Byrd

Byrd, Aimee. Recovering From Biblical Manhood & Womanhood: How the Church Needs to Rediscover Her Purpose. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2020. 240 pp. $18.99. Introduction Aimee Byrd is known to many as the housewife theologian, a nickname earned from one of her earlier books. Until this book was published, she was a co-host on the popularContinue reading “Recovering From Biblical Manhood & Womanhood by Aimee Byrd”

As a Dog Returns to Its Vomit

Like a dog that returns to its vomit is a fool who repeats his folly. Proverbs 26:11 This is not a proverb that is found on cute crafts for sale at your local farmer’s market. It is not one that elicits the “feels” as many are inclined to seek today. Instead, this proverb causes usContinue reading “As a Dog Returns to Its Vomit”

The Death of Porn by Ray Ortlund

Ortlund, Ray. The Death of Porn: Men of Integrity Building a World of Nobility. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2021. 144 pp. $16.99. Purchase at Westminster Books for less. Introduction Ray Ortlund is the President of Renewal Ministries. He has been in the ministry for over 40 years. Summary Divided into two parts consisting of three chaptersContinue reading “The Death of Porn by Ray Ortlund”

The Hebrides Revival of 1949 – 1952 Application

Note: This is the final part of a four part series on the Hebridean Revival of 1949 – 1952. You can read the Overview, the Assessment, and the Evaluation. It is difficult to assess a revival. Sinners were undeniably saved. The church was revived. They were filled with men, women, and children who prayed. SinnersContinue reading “The Hebrides Revival of 1949 – 1952 Application”

The Hebrides Revival of 1949 – 1952 An Evaluation

Note: This is part three of a four part series on the Hebridean Revival of 1949 – 1952. You can read the Overview, and the Assessment. The evaluation of The Hebrides Revival is largely contingent on the theological presuppositions of the one seeking to critique it. Iain D. Campbell states that the Isle of LewisContinue reading “The Hebrides Revival of 1949 – 1952 An Evaluation”

The Hebrides Revival of 1949 – 1952 An Assessment

Note: This is part two of a four part series on the Hebridean Revival of 1949 – 1952. You can read part one, an overview. Defining Revival In order to properly assess any revival, there must be a solid definition of what actually constitutes a revival. This is no easy task as the term revivalContinue reading “The Hebrides Revival of 1949 – 1952 An Assessment”

The Hebrides Revival of 1949 – 1952 An Overview

Note: This is part one of a four part series on the Hebridean Revival of 1949 – 1952. The Hebrides are a chain of over 100 islands isolated by the Minch Sea North of Scotland. They are divided into two major chains: the Inner and the Outer Hebrides. The Inner Hebrides are nearest to theContinue reading “The Hebrides Revival of 1949 – 1952 An Overview”

The Great Awakening by Thomas S. Kidd

Kidd, Thomas S. The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007. Introduction In this work, Kidd seeks to articulate definitively how the Great Awakening influenced American culture in the mid to late eighteenth century and beyond. In so doing, he delves deeper into the theological andContinue reading “The Great Awakening by Thomas S. Kidd”

Revival & Revivalism by Iain H. Murray

Murray, Iain H. Revival & Revivalism: The making and Marring of American Evangelicalism 1750 – 1858. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2002. Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction Iain Murray, a noted biographer, historian, and co-founder of the Banner of Truth Trust, presents an historical sketch of the movements of God in the evangelistic effortsContinue reading “Revival & Revivalism by Iain H. Murray”