Sunday, May 9, 2010

Fear Not! Death & The Afterlife From A Christian Perspective

I just finished reading this book by Ligon Duncan, and I have to say that I believe this is THE book to give to someone who is in the process of dying or to give to their loved one.  It is so clear and concise as he brings you to the hope in the resurrection, while answering some very fundamental questions about dying and what happens to us when we die.  Very, very good!  It is a small book and a very easy read, while it helps the reader plumb the depths of this issue.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

"My God Is True!" A Journey Down Cancer's Dark Road

In the last couple of years I have been reading a steady diet of books on the topic of suffering.  There are a lot of books on the topic, but not all of them are very helpful.  Here is a book that I would say is THE book to give to a fellow believer who is walking through the dark news of cancer.  It is written by a pastor who went through cancer a couple of years ago - it is part memoir and part theological instruction addressing the spiritual issues and concerns one goes through during this time.  It is a very, very helpful book, and there is much in the way of teaching that could be applied to many issues of suffering in one's life.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Family Helps In Movie Watching

I personally love a good movie, however it can be so hard to find good ones!  Here are a couple of links I have come across that I have found so helpful as a parent:

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lot & His Daughters...

The story of Lot and his daughters is not normally a passage of Scripture we spend a lot of time studying, nor is it one that we find ourselves searching for messages on it.  Last week, as we were preaching through the book of Genesis we found ourselves coming upon this very uncomfortable text.  Many I have talked to said they were a bit nervous coming up to this Sunday, wondering how I would be handling this text.  However, since that time I have heard from many that they have found it to be very helpful and practical sermon to help us evaluate our hearts as there are many times we find ourselves in "strange places" in our thinking and how to recognize the subtle drift of the human heart.  The title of the message is "From False Treasures To False Saviors."  I trust you will find it as help as I did when going through it.  It is posted on our church's website at or the direct link: