Category Archives: pastoring

Why I’m Growing Proud…and I’m OK With It

About a month ago, both of my youngest children received similar recognition from their school. My wife and I were informed by letters that came to us. Like any parent, when the letter arrives “To the parents of…” and the … Continue reading

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Book Review: God Redeeming His Bride

God Redeeming His Bride A Handbook for Church Discipline Robert K Cheong Christian Focus; 309 pages (including appendices) To say that Cheong has written one of the greatest modern books regarding church discipline can be simultaneously overwhelming and underwhelming. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Biblical Counseling Movement after Adams

The Biblical Counseling Movement after Adams Heath Lambert Crossway; 170 pages In 1970, Jay Adams wrote Competent to Counsel. This book began what has come to be called the Biblical Counseling Movement. The name of the movement seems innocent enough, … Continue reading

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Overview of my “The Bondage Breaker” Review

I’ve written a number of book reviews (and am quite behind on some pending ones), but I’ve never spent the amount of time I have on this book review. My intention with such detail is not to overwhelm, but was … Continue reading

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TBB: Pastoral Reasons for my Review

So why bother tackling such a review? In light of all the really great books that are out there, why isn’t it sufficient to simply imply I disagree with the book by not endorsing it? Is it really necessary to … Continue reading

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TBB: Summary of my Concerns

Since my review is rather long, I was encouraged by others to give a bit of a recap from the onset. In essence, this post can serve as an outline. I’ve organized my concern with The Bondage Breaker into four … Continue reading

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TBB: Is it Biblical?

Anytime you write a review, there’s a possibility that someone will get offended. When you say something is not Biblical, it may offend the author and any readers who found the author’s work beneficial. While calling a cookbook unbiblical is … Continue reading

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TBB: Is it a Healthy Perspective on Satan?

When wanting to examine the topic of Satan, demons and the dark world, finding material isn’t a challenge. The world offers plenty of commentary. Simply type “satan” or “devil” into the IMDB and you’ll find a broad spectrum. There are … Continue reading

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TBB: Is it Gospel-Driven

There has recently been an increase in the popularity of terms like “gospel-centered,” “cross-centered” or “Christocentric.” Obviously, these terms point to a very good thing, but as they are used more and more, they have the potential to become buzzwords. … Continue reading

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TBB: Is it Faithful Shepherding?

If you’ve read through this review, the final section may seem unnecessary. If a book isn’t really grounded in good Bible study, doesn’t have a healthy perspective on Satan and isn’t centered on the gospel, is it really necessary to … Continue reading

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