Category Archives: Reviews

How to Replace Your Pastor

“Every pastor is an interim pastor.” That is, a pastor can only lead during that brief span of time before his ministry ends and his successor’s begins. So say William Vanderbloemen and Warren Bird in their new book, Next: Pastoral … Continue reading

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What I Took Up and Read

I’m insulted. I wasn’t invited. I guess I’ll get over it. But not before I inflict this post on an unsuspecting world. A month or two ago, I watched online as many of my friends challenged and answered each other … Continue reading

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The First Time We Saw Him: Awakening to the Wonder of Jesus

I really needed this one because familiarity really can breed contempt. Not that I would ever grow contemptuous of Jesus, but I’ve been reading and hearing the Gospel stories since I before I can remember. It’s too easy to let … Continue reading

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Out of Commission: Getting Every Christian Back to the Great Commission

I’ll confess, I bought this book for two reasons. The first and biggest – Curiosity It was released at the Spiritual Leadership Conference this summer in Lancaster, California, by the man at the helm, Pastor Paul Chappell. For a large … Continue reading

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The Atheist’s Fatal Flaw: Exposing Conflicting Beliefs

The more I talk with atheists, the more I read their words, the more I am convinced that atheism is irrational. Sometimes it seems like an emotional overreaction. Little more. This new book by Norman Geisler and Daniel McCoy confirms … Continue reading

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The Road Ahead: Ten Steps to Authentic Ministry for Independent Baptists

A Review: I just finished reading a great book that has been recommended to me by many of my independent Baptist friends. Though, if this book is to be any sort of guide, I should probably be referring to them … Continue reading

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Camping With Fundamentalists

A couple of weeks ago, a blog post by Jeff Amsbaugh created some excitement among many of my friends, and for good reason. He titled it “Keeping Young Fundamentalists In The Camp,” and he proceeded to identify and criticize many … Continue reading

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