Al Mohler reads a lot of books, and I am envious of his reading habits. So when he writes about reading I am all ears. In his article ‘Some Thoughts on Reading Books’ Mohler outlines some very helpful ideas about reading.
- Maintain regular reading projects by reading in pre-selected categories.
- Work through major sections of Scripture
- Read all titles written by the same author
- Read through large sets of works.
- Allow some fun in reading
- Write in your books and make them yours.
The full article can be found here.
Justin Taylor gave a remarkable interview with Vern Poythress for the TGC website. Poythress answers questions relating to the big picture of biblical theology and how Christ fits within the context of the Old Testament.
Since Christ is fully man, God as God had a relationship to Christ the man, and this relationship between God and the man was, in the general sense, “covenantal.” God on his part made commitments to Christ in his OT promises. Christ, in his earthly life, committed himself to following the Father’s way. This covenant between God and Christ was both “conditional”—involving the necessity of Christ’s obedience—and “unconditional”—guaranteed by God. So the words “conditional” and “unconditional” must be used with care. We have to ask ourselves not only which covenantal relation we are discussing, but what aspect of that relation.
Here’s a wonderful video that anticipates a book coming from John Piper.
God Wrote a Book from Desiring God on Vimeo.
Don Carson and Tim Keller engage John Piper and his statement “a thousand sorrows teach a man to preach.”