Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Preferring the Praise of Men?

Over the past year, I've advocated for what Langer and Muehlhoff call "winsome conviction" -- standing firm for one's beliefs, but in a less combative manner that seeks to actually engage others in dialogue rather than "score points" on the opposition and shut down the conversation with a "slam dunk."

While I'm not sure anyone directly accused me of wanting to be "liked by the world," I did see that accusation leveled at many Christians who were trying to tone down the rhetoric and move things back to a more civil level of discourse.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Good Resources on Holiness

The concept of holiness has been popping up a lot lately, both in my podcast feed and in a message at church. I figured I would provide some links here so others can access them from one place.

My pastor, Rod Loy, speaks on what holiness is and isn't in Take Out the Trash

Preston Sprinkle interviews Jackie Hill Perry about her book on holiness, Holier Than Thou

Dr. John Oswalt speaks at Asbury Theological Seminary on Holiness: What Is It?

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Book Giveaway!

The Gospel Precisely by Matthew Bates

I believe in the message of this book so much, I'm giving away a copy. (Not a publisher promo -- I'm doing this on my own.)

To get your name in the drawing, simply comment on this post telling why it is important to you that we understand the gospel correctly.

To be eligible, comments must be posted by noon Central time on Monday, August 16.

I'll put every commenter's name in a drawing (one entry per person) and have the book sent directly to the winner from Amazon (U.S. mailing addresses only). I'll announce the winner here and reach out directly to him/her to get the address to send the book to.