Gospel Relevance

Gospel-Centered Resources For The Gospel-Driven Life

Book Blurbs (January – April 2021)

Book Blurbs is a segment on the blog where I list books I’m reading along with a brief blurb about each book. The aim is to help you identify new authors and potential books of interest. Maybe I didn’t read every word of every page,

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Insights on Success from John Calvin

There’s a section in John Calvin’s two-volume edition of his Institutes of the Christian Religion called “John Calvin to the Reader.” In just four short pages, Calvin provides many insights and takeaways on success. Here are five of those takeaways. 1. We should not presume

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Take Up Your Cross

“When Christ calls a man,” Dietrich Bonhoeffer writes, “he bids him come and die.” Jesus carried his own cross to Golgotha (with some help from Simon of Cyrene, of course) and part of Christian discipleship means that you, too, should carry your own cross as

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Why We Should Not Entirely Emulate Our Favorite Preachers

One downside of the surge in podcast growth over the past few years is the decline in the number of people listening to sermons. Even preachers don’t listen to preaching much anymore. But preachers should listen to other preachers because some things are caught, not

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Daddy’s at Work, Not Church 

I believe I got the idea from R. Kent Hughes. Whenever I’m getting ready to go to a ministry function in the evening or whenever I’m leaving the door to head to our building to preach, we tell our kiddo: “daddy’s going to work.” We

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