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I plan to review more counseling booklets for the sake of the edification and encouragement of the church.

Edward Welch. Depression: The Way Up When You Are Down.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, October 1st, 2000. 28 pp.

5 out of 5

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This is a counseling booklet that’s part of the series published by Presbyterian and Reformed called “Resources for Changing Lives.”  In this series of 26 booklets biblical counselor Edward Welch wrote this one on the issue of depression.  After reading this booklet myself I thought this was a helpful resource for Pastors to assign as a reading assignment for someone whom they are counseling concerning depression.  And Pastors definitely need resources on depression if they are going to be prepared to minister to people and their problems.

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I have young ones in my family and our home have many ditties.  Once in a while a ditty for one’s memory of theology strikes me.  Here’s one that deals with worship.

It’s not always easy to worship God as sinners.  You know what helps me?  Thinking about Christ.

Here’s the ditty:

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On another forum of social media someone asked the question “What’s the line between denomination and cult?”

Here’s my quick reply:

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Lecrae Moore. Unashamed.  Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, May 3rd 2016.  256 pp.

4 out of 5

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I do not know much about Reformed and Christian rap but I do like Lecrae’s one song titled “Background” which also featured Andy Mineo.  This book is an autobiography of Lecrae’s life.  I was quite encouraged reading this.

Lecrae opening chapter was on “Red Carpet Treatment,” in which he tells us of his first attendance at the Grammy Awards which he was nominated for.  Lecrae’s account of the red carpet reminds us that Christians are different and in some sense still an outsider even if we are “at the top of our game.”  I don’t know why but I found that Lecrae was quite transparent here and I appreciated it.  He tells the readers of how he would walk down the red carpet only to be stopped by security for other bigger name nominees to go first.  By the time he walked the red carpet people stopped taking pictures in which Lecrae noted the contrast.  Lecrae also talked about how awkward the after party was.  In this one chapter I thought one can learn a lot about how true Christians will never truly please the world; and also we should not play the same game the world plays.  This first chapter already had me hooked!

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Al Mohler

This was my notes on Al Mohler’s message during Shepherd’s Conference.  Shepherd’s Conference is a conference for Pastors and church leader at John MacArthur’s church.

John 15

We are seeing an increasing hostility to Christianity in the culture.  The danger is that Evangelicals think if we are clever enough we as Christians can be at peace with the world.

We are going to see in this passage multiple temptations.

There’s a big assumption among people today that there can be neutrality.

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This Monday will be the International Symposium for the The Master’s Academy International (TMAI) which is involved with training Pastors and Bible teachers overseas.  Every year they have the International Symposium the Monday before the week of Shepherd’s Conference and there’s believers from several dozen countries present.

One of the tables will feature works and ministry of Brother Walter.

We are hosting the Word Document to his E-Books on our blog.  There’s three titles: Christian Epistemology, Humanism, and Doctrine of Grace.  I have also included in this post the table of contents so people could have a better idea of what’s in these E-books.

If you are dropping by from the International Symposium drop us a comment!

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James M. Hamilton Jr. Work and Our Labor in the Lord.  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, January 31st, 2017.  144 pp.

5 out of 5

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Over the years there has been more books coming out on a biblical view of work and vocation but what I like about this particular work is that the author James M. Hamilton Jr. takes a biblical theology approach to the topic.  By biblical theology I mean a study of what Scripture has to say with the consideration of the progressive revelation of the Bible in terms of redemptive history and the canonical context of passages that is cited.  I have been enjoying more and more books taking a biblical theological approach to a subject as it helps avoid some of the claims that systematic theology is merely engaged in proof text.

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