Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp is required reading in many Christian courses and is a very popular book with high ratings on Amazon. But, it is based on a flawed doctrine from a flawed paradigm that leads to a flawed conclusion. Therefore, I fear it could destroy your family and drive your children away from you and away from God. Shepherding a Child’s Heart is a dogma for predestinated parents to act as agents of God to deliver Continue reading Critical Review of Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp (eating the meat and spitting out the bones)
The Divorce Dilemma: God’s Last Word on Lasting Commitment by John MacArthur is used in many Bible counseling training programs. The subtitle “God’s Last Word on Lasting Commitment” is consistent with the message that God hates divorce and intends for marriage to be a permanent covenant. However, the book is marred by the false doctrine of extreme predestination, which permeates every page, with many outright attacks on contemporary evangelicalism. The book ignores God’s laws about multiple wives and God’s protections for Continue reading Review: The Divorce Dilemma by John MacArthur
“Ready to Restore” by Jay E. Adams— elaborates the command in Galatians 6:1 that we all must restore any brother or sister who has been caught in sin. We are to “restore” one another to useful purpose in the Church today so that the brother or sister can “restore” us tomorrow. Therefore, we are to restore through the whole of our attitude and activity without punishment or gloating over failures. To this end careful self-examination is required about motives, relationship with Continue reading Book: Ready to Restore by Jay E. Adams
If you only read one book this year, you should read this book. If you are the slightest bit concerned about avoiding pride, arrogance, legalism, hypocrisy, prejudice, and self-righteousness, you should read this book. These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look… (Proverbs 6:16-19)
Please watch this famous debate between William Lane Craig and Frank Zindler. Atheism versus Christianity: Where does the evidence point? It is the most important question of our time. You cannot be neutral about God. You must make a decision. This debate is about the facts. You decide. For deeper study: The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey Continue reading Atheism versus Christianity: Where does the evidence point?
The Grace Awakening: Believing in grace is one thing. Living it is another. by Charles Swindoll “Bound and shackled by legalists’ lists of do’s and don’ts, intimidated and immobilized by others’ demands and expectations, far too many in God’s family merely exist in the tight radius of bondage, dictated by those who have appointed themselves our judge and jury.”-Chuck Swindoll [from the Introduction] The Grace Awakening calls all Christians to wake up and reject living in such legalistic, performance-oriented bondage. The Continue reading The Grace Awakening by Charles Swindoll
Jesus summed up the golden rule in one thought—probably the most important rule in the world: “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” You want the approval of those with whom you come in contact. You want recognition of your true worth. You want a feeling that you are important in your little world. You don’t want to listen to cheap, insincere flattery, but you do crave sincere appreciation. You want your friends and associates to Continue reading What is the golden rule?
God’s Not Dead is a great conversation starter. I’m not the target demographic, so I won’t bore you with what I thought. The great thing about “God’s not dead” is it can start a conversation that can lead to something important. Josh’s classroom arguments are engrossing, thought-provoking and well-reasoned. On the plus side, Josh offers a well-stated argument for the existence of God, saying wisely “You don’t have to commit intellectual suicide to believe in a creator.” (USA Today) In a Continue reading Movie: God’s Not Dead
6 hostage negotiation techniques that will get you what you want from Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker There are five steps: Active Listening: Listen to their side and make them aware you’re listening. Empathy: You get an understanding of where they’re coming from and how they feel. Rapport: Empathy is what you feel. Rapport is when they feel it back. They start to trust you. Influence: Now that they trust you, you’ve earned the right to work on Continue reading The surprising reason you can’t influence behavior change
Galatians For You (God’s Word For You) Galatians For You is a new curriculum tool you can use to learn or teach from the book of Galatians. Both student and teacher can use it to walk through Galatians, learning how the gospel message changes the whole of our lives. Combining a close attention to the detail of the text with Tim Keller’s trademark gift for clear explanation and compelling insights, this is a uniquely flexible curriculum resource. It can be Continue reading Galatians For You (God’s Word For You) by Timothy Keller