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Review: Welcome to Adulting

August 17, 2019

From the start of Welcome to Adulting, it’s clear that the author, Jonathan Pokluda (JP) has a heart for helping young adults navigate life in the 21st century. I heard about JP and The Porch, a ministry that he runs for young adults and singles on a podcast, and was keen to read his book as…..

Review: Saving Truth

May 2, 2019

I first heard of Saving Truth on an episode of The Gospel Coalition’s podcast last year and was immediately captivated by the motives behind writing it. The author, Abdu Murray, described a society embracing autonomy and disregarding the notion of truth – a ‘Culture of Confusion’. For me, his description hit the ‘post-truth’ nail right…..

Review: Caring for One Another: 8 Ways to Cultivate Meaningful Relationships

October 7, 2018

Caring for One Another is a short book, but one full of helpful insights into how to love and support your fellow congregation members in a local church context. Through 8, easy to read, chapters – called lessons, Welch paints an aspirational image of what relationships could look like and provides some practical steps based,…..

Review: The Tech-Wise Family

July 15, 2018

My wife, Fiona, recently put Tech-Wise Family in front of me and suggested that I read it, and I’m glad she did. Andy Crouch has performed a great service in writing this book – one that is good for all people, not just families. It’s been helpful in exposing some of the problems that have…..

Exodus 3 and Christian Worship

July 7, 2018

This post was originally written in the form of an essay for a ‘Current Issues’ assessment as part of my study at Christ College.  In 2008, the Catholic church, along with Protestants alike, debated the use of the name Yahweh in their liturgy and music. Meanwhile the Jewish church has not used this name for…..