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Death By Love

I’ve been reading Driscoll and Breshears’ book Death By Love for a little while now and I must say that it is great. It is a departure from Driscoll’s other books and even from Vintage Jesus which is also a collaboration between the two. It is an interesting book, and one that is doing for me something that no class at college ever did but wished that they had. This is a summary of what Jesus did on the cross. Semesters could be devoted to this specific aspect of Jesus’ life but I was unable to take this class. This I can only assume is an issue for Christians all over that have an understanding of how they can be saved; but do not have an understanding of why or how it was made available. This is the theology behind our salvation and the various things that Jesus accomplished on the cross. This needs to be preached in churches. Not this book mind you, but the theological points made in every chapter. Every one of these has been so thought provoking that I have had to stop and pray for a few days in between every chapter. Between this book and For the Love of God by D.A. Carson I am not going to ever read the Bible the same way again.

Now I realize that this has been said about many books over the course of life and I am but a lone moron with enough technological fortitude to open up a wordpress account…but I am going to say it anyway. This has changed my thinking much like, Knowing God by Packer and The Great Divorce¬†by Lewis. Now don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t use this book as a textbook on the cross since it is not written in a form that would lend itself to a classroom setting. I would, however, make the chapter divisions the outline for the semester. It is interesting that I am not necessarily learning things that I never learned before; it is that I am putting what I have learned into life application through the use of the letters that Driscoll writes.

I encourage you all to study the cross in a new way and I would suggest this book at the conduit for that study.



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I have never been a big fan of goals. In my past they have been nothing more than records of failures. I have never been much of a finisher…what was I saying? Oh yeah, I have never been much of a finisher. I’m more of the big idea guy. I have even taken all those tests that tell you what kind of person you are or what kind you will turn out to be. I remember in my Pastoral Theology class in college that my test results came back as just that. The big idea guy who thinks stuff up and gives it to someone else to implement. So, in all fairness there are careers that take that trait and make them profitable…I just need to convince someone to give me a shot.

Anywhoo, I realize that I have in fact had goals in my life, however, they have always been irrelevant to my life. Professional athlete, king, hardwood floor installer…ok so that one I COULD do. My point is…

Yeah I don’t like to finish things. Started watching the Driscoll series on Song of Solomon and it is great. I am looking forward to getting to know more about one of the least preached¬†on books in the Bible. Here is a great story on Driscoll by New York Times Magazine. I like many of the things that it speaks about concerning the return to Calvin, Luther etc and the retreat from sissified Jesus. Gets me excited about Jesus.

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