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

Dr. David Allen’s ETS Paper on Calvin and the Atonement

This year, my wife and I were privileged to attend the 2017 annual ETS (Evangelical Theological Society) meeting in Providence RI. One of the true highlights was to see my friend Dr. David Allen of SWBTS. If you haven’t read … Continue reading

Gavin Ortlund’s review of William Paul Young’s “Lies We Believe About God”

I was planning to write a review of this book myself (and may still) but Gavin Ortlund’s review for the Gospel Coalition’s website is already here. Take advantage of it. GAVIN ORTLAND’S REVIEW In short, those of us who thought … Continue reading

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes – A Brief Review

NOTE: This is NOT a scholarly work: And that’s a GOOD thing! Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible by E. Randolph Richards, Brandon J. O’Brien is both a pure delight, and as valuable … Continue reading

Silence the movie – A Review

Silence. The new movie by Martin Scorsese – some 25 years in the making – has been billed by many as a “Christian” film. It is a “Christian” film in the same way The Lion King was a zoological film. … Continue reading

To be, or not to be – A Buzz-kill. Thoughts on Christian Cuevas and The Voice

Christian Cuevas on The Voice Like many, I’ve been alerted to the recent semifinal performance of [The] Voice contestant Christian Cuevas. He sang the popular worship song, ‘To Worship You I live.” And let me start off by affirming both … Continue reading

The Extent of the Atonement by David Allen: A Review

The Book I wanted to write – but BETTER! At the outset, let me say that this tome is a scholarly tour de force by one of the best friends a conscientious Calvinist can find anywhere. David Allen serves as … Continue reading