Biting and Devouring One Another

Make no mistake, Christians are always on the front lines of battle. Scripture puts 3 main enemies before us – the World and its enticements, the Devil and his lies, and the Flesh with its self-idolatry. Personally, those keep me … Continue reading

Loving Church Members with Different Politics: A Brief Book Review

At ECF, we just finished preaching through the book of 1 Corinthians. DIvision plagued the Corinthian Church. And right now in the USA, not only is our society deeply polarized, so is the Church. And if there one dividing point … Continue reading

A gem from J. C. Ryle

If you do not know J.C. Ryle, he was the slightly older contemporary of Spurgeon. In fact Spurgeon referred to him as “an Evangelical champion. One of the bravest and best of men.” Though Spurgeon was an outspoken critic of … Continue reading

The Creaking on the Stairs – A Book Review and Recommendation

Rosaria Butterfield wrote that The Creaking on the Stairs by Mez McConnell “is the most disturbing book that I have ever read.” She followed that by adding: “I cannot recommend it highly enough.” And I can only echo her comments … Continue reading

A 12 Day Christmas Treat

Traditionally, the 12 Days of Christmas or “Twelvetide” spans the time from Christmas Day (Dec. 25) to January 5. It is a time of remembering the incarnation and extending that remembrance so it does not just run by too quickly. … Continue reading

Plain Theology for Plain People – A Review

Charles Octavius Boothe was a slave. Born in Alabama, June 13, 1845, he was the “legal property” of one Nathaniel Howard. Charles Octavius Boothe was a man of God. Coming to faith in Christ in 1865 and baptized in 1866. … Continue reading

Walking Through Twilight – A Recommendation

Qualifier: The following is not as much a review, as it is a plea for you to buy this book, read it, digest it and learn from it. Walking Through Twilight – a memoir by Douglas Groothuis is not an … Continue reading