Andy Stanley’s Irresistible: Chapters 1-2 Reviewed

I can picture the view from Andy Stanley's position. He looks out among rolling secular hills and see that more and more millennials are leaving the church, and adopting a religious affiliation of "nones." He hears the overplayed statistic in the wind that over 80% of teens leave the faith after high school. He watches…

Andy Stanley’s Irresistible Book Review: An Introduction

Over the next few weeks I'm going to walking through a several part review of Andy Stanley's Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World.  Andy Stanley is an incredibly popular pastor who has a massive influence and reach in American evangelicalism.  This book is going to sell a lot of copies and…

Battling for Joy (and Losing to Worry)

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, Let this blest assurance control, That Christ has regarded my helpless estate, And hath shed His own blood for my soul I'm not very good at Joy (yes, that is a capital "J" as C.S. Lewis would have liked it).  Who knows how many articles, books, sermons,…