Through this ongoing series, we want to share theological resources that have helped us grow in knowledge and understanding of the Lord, and appreciation for our shared Christian faith through the wider body of Christ. Whether blog posts, music, books, podcasts, visual art, etc., we hope that you can discover new sources of edification and encouragement.
Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me by Kevin DeYoung
"Listening to this audiobook has given me thrills like any good sermon, or fantastic prayer. DeYoung's writing is easy, accessible and full of infectious enthusiasm for the God he serves and God's Word. This book has encouraged me to feel how necessary Bible reading is to my walk with God, to feel confident on how to read it and has reminded me why we hold to this authoritative manifestation of God with such reverence. Best of all it has made me utterly inspired to sit down and have a good read, as DeYoung says: 'The most effective means for bolstering our confidence in the Bible is to spend time in the Bible. [...] May God give us ears, for we all need to hear the word of God more than God needs any of us to defend it' (22-23)." - Amy
Blog Series: A Primer on Justification by Dr. Philip Ryken
"The blog series 'A Primer on Justification' is currently being featured on the God-Centered Life website. So far, I have read posts 1 (here) and 2 (here) of the on-going, 10-part series. These posts came with the good reminder to me that while many analogies and metaphors may be used to explain the gospel, God chose to describe the gospel in terms of legal justification, salvation from judicial condemnation. We do well to remember that God loves both grace and righteous justice; thankfully for us, a righteousness from God has been revealed (Rom. 3:21). What grace! If you would enjoy some further reading on the doctrine of salvation, you can check out this article by the ICCP (which you can also navigate to through our beliefs page)." - Lianna
"Page CXVI is one my favorite musical artists to listen to these days. Primarily, they desire to make hymns accessible and known in our modern era, and the result is lovely to behold and directs my heart in worship to God. In addition to their hymns albums, Page CXVI has also released a lullaby album for new babes and albums to accompany the liturgical seasons of Advent, Lent and Resurrection Sunday. I hope you are blessed and drawn to our God through their music." - Abby
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