Reading 2012: In the Presence of My Enemies

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I remember hearing about Gracia and Martin Burnham in 2001, when the New Tribes Missions couple was kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf, Islamic terrorists in the Philippines. I also remember hearing of her husband’s death and her release, and then, sometime later, my alma mater’s in-person honoring of her faith (a couple of her nieces were on the dormitory […]

Links to Think: 03.12.12

Conversion and Conversionism – Mike Horton discusses conversion, the ordo salutis, and the reading list for his recent article, “What To Do When Your Testimony Is Boring.” I appreciate his highlighting a covenant view of children here in his explanation of conversion and conversionism (emphasis mine): “Conversion is a biblical teaching wherein we learn that we’re not active in our […]

Reading 2012: Ministries of Mercy

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Timothy Keller’s Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road is a valuable expansion on both the why’s and how’s of loving our neighbors, particularly doing so through mercy ministries. After taking a closer look at both Jesus’ command to love our neighbors and the Parable of the Good Samaritan (in the Prologue and Introduction, […]

Four Types of People Who Would Benefit from Keller’s “Generous Justice”

In the introduction to Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just, Tim Keller notes that there are four types of people who he hopes will read his book: 1. People who have a concern for social justice and have been involved in the volunteerism movement, but who do not let their social concern affect […]

Feed Reads Jan 9, 2010

Student Global Impact Conference MP3s Daniel and I were kind of sad to miss the 10th anniversary SGI conference this year, especially when his youngest brother returned and we saw his stack of books and conference notebook. Our pastor also spoke at the conference. So we were glad to learn that the audio is available […]