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The Death of Porn

The Death of Porn is unlike any other book I’ve read. First, it’s a very personal book — a series of letters — written by Ray Ortlund. If you don’t know Ortlund, read this article about him, watch one of his sermons, or check out his podcast for pastors. If you’re looking for a cold, dispassionate book, look elsewhere. Ortlund begins this book with a personal letter to the reader. It’s a book characterized by warmth, intensity, and hope. That hope also sets this book apart. You’d e...
Tags: Amazon, Featured, Life, Book Reviews, Jesus, Ray, Martyn Lloyd Jones, Ray Ortlund, Christian Living, Ortlund


The Problem Covering the Problem

I remember the first time I witnessed, from afar, the fall of a Christian leader I respected. One of the painful lessons I learned is that we’re all vulnerable. I appreciate what Ray Ortlund says: “Every one of us is always five minutes away from moral and ministry disaster.” It’s closer than we think. We have a problem. 64% of Christian men admit to watching porn. 57% of pastors admit they have struggled with porn, either now or in the past. This is a problem we clearly must address. Books l...
Tags: Featured, Life, Boston, Jesus, Samuel, Ray Ortlund, Randy Alcorn, Christian Living, Pastoring, Ortlund, Matthew Kruse


Best Books of 2020

John Starke issued a challenge last week: Listen you all, your Year End lists better be good. We deserve the best lists this year. Don’t go half way.— John Starke (@john_starke) December 4, 2020 No pressure! But Starke has a point: in a particularly trying year, it would certainly help to be pointed to good books and posts. Here, more or less in descending order, are the best new books I’ve read this year (with Amazon affiliate links). 1. Gentle and Lowly: Gentle and Lowly: ...
Tags: Amazon, London, Featured, Life, Book Reviews, Road, Christ, Churchill, Wilson, Ministry, PAUL, Fogg, Alan Jacobs, Erik Larson, Carl Trueman, Robert Farrar Capon


Not Forsaking the Assembling of Ourselves Together

. . . and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. by Phil Johnson avin Ortlund has written a blogpost titled "Should Churches in California Defy Government Restrictions? A Response to John MacArthur." Time won't permit me to go through his entire post, but I want to clarify one point that Ortlund gets wrong, because it's a crucial one, and I've seen it repeated several times on Twitter. (I've even had a couple of angry emails from people who think John MacArthur said what Ortlund claim...
Tags: California, Religion, John MacArthur, MacArthur, Leeman, Andy Stanley, Grace Church, Phil Johnson, Gavin Ortlund, Greear, Jonathan Leeman, Ortlund, Phil Johnson avin Ortlund, John MacArthur Time, MacArthur Ortlund


Has the Gospel-Centered Pendulum Swung Too Far?

The American evangelical church likes to ride pendulum swings. I’m not talking about the revolving door of theologically vapid church marketing gimmicks. I mean things that you and I do. You know, us: the kind of people who read Bible software blogs, who take biblical study and doctrine seriously. In the most recent issue of Themelios—a theological journal you can get for free in Logos—Dane Ortlund helps us arrest one particularly powerful pendulum swing. His article, “Reflections on Handling t...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Articles, Training, Noah, Jesus, God, Christ, Eden, Peter, PAUL, Luke, Bob Jones University, Simeon, Dane Ortlund, Mark L Ward Jr


Old Books

I love new books. When a publisher’s catalog of upcoming books lands on my desk with a thud, I’m happy. So many books to read, so little time. I plan on continuing to buy new books. But I also need to keep reading old books. So do you. Better Than $10 Million I was struck by this tweet by Dane Ortlund: If you offered me $10 million to erase from my heart what Goodwin has taught me, and never be able to read him again, I’d politely decline. Thomas Goodwin is a 17th century English Puritan. His...
Tags: Books, Life, Reading, Puritans, Lewis, J I Packer, Calvary, Goodwin, Darryl, Tony Reinke, Dane Ortlund, Thomas Goodwin, New Books, Old Books, English Reformation, Ortlund