Christians talk all the time about Eden and rightfully so, yet, it usually is just to set the scene for the upcoming drama rather than be a part of the drama itself. But when we come seeking God’s agenda rather than pushing our own, we see that Eden is not just a backdrop for the world’s beginnings, it is a theology lecture in garden form. In every tree, plant, and fruit, God is explaining who he is and who we are. And as the true artist, he speaks to us through the garden’s form and function.
To think about the Trinity is to think hard. But though the work is challenging, I would argue that the payoff is worth it. So, to help reap the rewards of this doctrine, I have provided a list of my top 5 (more or less) recent books that will help the church fall in love with the mysterious beauty of our one God in three persons.
I never understood why Batman would risk his life for the city of Gotham. Every night, Bruce Wayne sacrificed himself for a city that he really didn’t seem to know, a city separated from him by his mansion’s gates and considerably higher tax bracket. The same goes for Daredevil in Hell’s Kitchen. Here is a…Continue reading #PrayForCharleston
Western Seminary’s Ryan Lister has recently published The Presence of God: Its Place in the Storyline of Scripture and the Story of Our Lives and was asked to blog on the topic of his book for Crossway. This is the second of three parts. The Story So Far As we saw in my last post, God is…Continue reading Present for His Purposes
Western Seminary’s Ryan Lister has recently published The Presence of God: Its Place in the Storyline of Scripture and the Story of Our Lives and was asked to blog on the topic of his book for Crossway. Fundamental Questions In 2002, Rick Warren released The Purpose Driven Life, a wildly popular book that topped numerous best…Continue reading The Purpose Driven God