Reading Resources for Children

It’s summer and I’m looking for activities for my children, which means I’ve been looking for good books for them to read. Unfortunately, the trips to the library that I enjoyed so much as a child are problematic due to the world’s attempts to normalize sin. What to do? Below are some book lists I’ve discovered in the past few […]

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 […]