Brief Review: Block ZECOT Ruth

Brief Review of Daniel I. Block, Ruth, Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament (ZECOT), 2015. Some commentaries leave readers starving. Full of information but most of it distant from the practical needs of readers and preachers, they can be like a fruit with a hard shell that you can’t crack open. Not so with Block’s newer commentary on Ruth […]

Writing Update Sept 2021

It’s been a while since I posted because I was having some issues with my website (not my expertise!). Thankfully, here are some articles that I’ve been able to write for various publications: “Christ Our Salvation: A First Engagement with John Webster,” Modern Reformation, August 30, 2021. Book Review of Theology is for Preaching in Modern Reformation (Oct/Nov 2021). Book Review […]

Publication Updates!

Good News! While this blog has been quiet, lots of activity has been going on behind the scenes. Here are some recent publications: https://modernreformation.org/resource-library/web-exclusive-articles/yesterday-i-was-dead/ “Joy Unspeakable: Finding Joy in Christ-like Suffering.” Puritan Reformed Journal 13, no. 1 (January 2021): 202–4. “Singing for Our Supper” – in the 2020 Mid-America Journal of the Theology  

Guilt, Grace, Gratitude

This is the pattern of the Christian life: Guilt, Grace, Gratitude. There is so much to this dynamic. For example, it shows us that: Truth transforms. Christian salvation is not just a “get out of hell free” card that leaves a person living however they want, but gratitude truly comes where God’s grace is known, and that gratitude means life […]

Grow as a Writer

By no means will I claim to be a fine writer, but I’m pleased with the progress I have made over the last few years. Below are some of the resources I have found especially helpful in honing the writer’s craft and simply encouraging me to write. You should know that all of these I read or listened to for […]