Unashamed Workmen 10: Richard Phillips

April 14, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

We come to the end of this excellent book: "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson We've spent ten weeks looking at these ten pastors and gleaning from them some helps for studying God's word and preparing expository messages. It has been a very profitable book… Read More

Unashamed Workmen 9: Douglas Sean O'Donnell

April 7, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

Nearing the end of this terrific book, I see that (at least in my estimation) they've left some of the best for last. This is the ninth preacher in a book spotlighting the weekly routine of ten expository preachers: "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson Jason… Read More

Unashamed Workmen 8: Josh Moody

March 31, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

We come today to eavesdrop on the 8th preacher giving us an overview of their weekly sermon preparation in a book highlighting the practice of ten faithful pastors: "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson Hershael W. York, a Professor of Preaching at The Southe… Read More

Unashamed Workmen 7: David Meredith

March 24, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

I'm plugging away week by week through the book,  "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson Bryan Chapell, author of one of best overall books ever written on expository preaching, "Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon" writes in a book… Read More

Unashamed Workmen 6: Simon Manchester

March 17, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

I'm taking ten weeks to work through the book, "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson To quote D. A. Carson, "This is a great book." He adds, "This is not so much a book for students as for preachers - a book to savor, reading a chapter or two, then a … Read More

Unashamed Workmen 5: David Jackman

March 10, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

I'm taking ten weeks to work through the book, "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson I've been enjoying every chapter of this very good book. These proven expositors each have unique and helpful things to convey regarding their typical practice of sermon prep… Read More

Unashamed Workmen 4: Ajith Fernando

March 3, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

I'm taking ten weeks to work through the book, "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson We're eavesdropping in the study of ten proven, veteran preachers to glean some helps and observe some legitimate differences in sermon preparation. I'm enjoying the book and… Read More

Unashamed Workmen 3: Iain Duguid

February 24, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

I'm taking ten weeks to work through the book, "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson The book allows us to eavesdrop in the study of ten proven and experienced preachers to glean some helps for our own labors in sermon prep. It's a very practical and enjoyabl… Read More

We come today to the final chapter of John Owen's, "The Nature and Power of Temptation", in the volume, "Overcoming Sin & Temptation" edited by Kelly Kapic and Justin Taylor. (See the 13 blogs on "The Mortification of Sin" here)  Here's an overview of the first eight chapters… Read More

Unashamed Workmen 2: Rhett Dodson

February 17, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 2 comments

I'm taking ten weeks to work through the book, "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson The book consists of 10 sections, and each section is made up of a chapter on sermon preparation (or a breakdown of a typical week in a preacher's life) by a proven expositor… Read More

John Owen on Temptation 8: Keeping the Word of Christ

February 12, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

We're in the second work of John Owen in the book, "Overcoming Sin & Temptation" edited by Kelly Kapic and Justin Taylor, entitled, "The Nature and Power of Temptation." Having worked my way, chapter by chapter, blog by blog through the first part on "The Mortification of Sin", we… Read More

Unashamed Workmen 1: Peter Adam

February 10, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

I picked up a book at The Spurgeon Fellowship Pastor's Conference a few weeks ago (terrific conference - powerful preaching by Dr. Robert Smith, Jr. of Beeson Divinity School): "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson A thoroughly enjoyable book for preachers - … Read More

John Owen on Temptation 7: Watch Your Heart

February 5, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

Having worked my way, chapter by chapter, blog by blog through Owen's "Mortification of Sin", I'm now blogging through a chapter a week of the second title in this volume, "Overcoming Sin & Temptation" (Edited by Kelly Kapic and Justin Taylor), highlighting the structure and contents and adding … Read More

John Owen on Temptation 6: Watch the Seasons

January 29, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

Having worked my way, chapter by chapter, blog by blog through Owen's "Mortification of Sin", I'm now blogging through a chapter a week of the second title in this volume, "Overcoming Sin & Temptation" (Edited by Kelly Kapic and Justin Taylor), highlighting the structure and contents and adding … Read More

Having worked my way, chapter by chapter, blog by blog through Owen's "Mortification of Sin", I'm now blogging through a chapter a week of the second title in this volume, "Overcoming Sin & Temptation" (Edited by Kelly Kapic and Justin Taylor), highlighting the structure and contents and adding … Read More

Having worked my way, chapter by chapter, blog by blog through Owen's "Mortification of Sin", I'm blogging through a chapter a week now of the second title in this volume, "Overcoming Sin & Temptation" (Edited by Kelly Kapic and Justin Taylor) highlighting the structure and contents and adding a… Read More

Again, the full title: OFTemptation,The Nature and Power of it.The Danger of Entering into it.ANDThe Means of Preventing that DangerWITHA Resolution of Sundry Cases Thereunto Belonging1658 As I did with "The Mortification of Sin" blogs, I'm working through a chapter a week, of Owen's second title … Read More

Book Review: Unbroken, The Story of Louis Zamperini

December 23, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

"Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption"by Laura Hillenbrand What a terrific book! It was a joy to read. It is heart-breaking, moving, gripping; so sad at some points, so exhilarating at others. Aptly subtitled, a story of survival, resilience and redemption - those … Read More

We're now in the 14th chapter, the final chapter of John Owen's, "The Mortification of Sin in Believers" which I am reading with Tim Challies and others following his current series, "Reading Classics Together." My thoughts on the first thirteen chapters are here: (1) Foundation of Mortification(2)… Read More

John Owen 13: Genuine Peace of the Spirit

November 27, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 1 comments

We're now in the 13th chapter of John Owen's, "The Mortification of Sin in Believers" which I am reading with Tim Challies and others following his current series, "Reading Classics Together." My thoughts on the first twelve chapters are here: (1) Foundation of Mortification(2) The Daily Work of Mo… Read More

We're now in the 12th chapter of John Owen's, "The Mortification of Sin in Believers" which I am reading with Tim Challies and others following his current series, "Reading Classics Together." My thoughts on the first eleven chapters are here: (1) Foundation of Mortification(2) The Daily Work of Mo… Read More

John Owen 11: Deadly Serious Soul Watching

November 13, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

We're now in the 11th chapter of John Owen's, "The Mortification of Sin in Believers" which I am reading with Tim Challies and others following his current series, "Reading Classics Together." My thoughts on the first ten chapters are here: (1) Foundation of Mortification(2) The Daily Work of Morti… Read More

We've come to #8 in this series reviewing contributions made by various authors on Sermon Preparation. Here's an overview of the books I'm highlighting: (1) A couple of my Mentors and an Introduction to some of the most helpful books on sermon preparation(2) Sidney Greidanus, “Preaching Chris… Read More

We're now in the 10th chapter of John Owen's, "The Mortification of Sin in Believers" which I am reading with Tim Challies and others following his current series, "Reading Classics Together." My thoughts on the first nine chapters are here: (1) Foundation of Mortification(2) The Daily Work of Mort… Read More

We're now in the 9th chapter of John Owen's, "The Mortification of Sin in Believers" which I am reading with Tim Challies and others following his current series, "Reading Classics Together." My thoughts on the first seven chapters are here: (1) Foundation of Mortification(2) The Daily Work of Mort… Read More

We've looked at an introduction to where I've landed regarding a simplified guide for sermon preparation in a blog I wrote a couple of weeks ago - drawn heavily from the recent book by David Helm, "Expositional Preaching: How We Speak God's Word Today." I, like every other preacher am continually se… Read More

I mentioned in a blog on a couple of primary mentors in my homiletical (preaching) training (Al Martin and Art Azurdia), a number of books on preaching that I wanted cull some information from, specifically on the issue of sermon preparation. Last time we looked at Sidney Greidanus' book on "Pr… Read More

John Owen 7: The Non-Christian is a Slave to Sin

October 16, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

We're now at the 7th chapter of John Owen's, "The Mortification of Sin in Believers" which I am reading with Tim Challies and others following his current series, "Reading Classics Together." My thoughts on the first six chapters are here: (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6).  The fourteen chapters o… Read More

John Owen 6: What Mortification Is

October 9, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

We're working our way currently through John Owen's, "The Mortification of Sin in Believers" with Tim Challies and others following his current series, "Reading Classics Together." Today we look at chapter 6; here's a lay of the land:     Part 1 “The Necessity of Mortification&… Read More

"Teaching Isaiah" by David Jackman

October 6, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

I'm attending one of my favorite engagements as a pastor later next week. It's not something I look forward to as a time to relax and rest - there are conferences that have that benefit for the tired and weary pastor. This conference involves quite a bit of work, but it is well worth the effort and … Read More

We're working our way currently through John Owen's, "The Mortification of Sin in Believers" with Tim Challies and others following his current series, "Reading Classics Together." My thoughts on the first three chapters are here: (1), (2) and (3). Chapter 4, Part 1: "The Necessity of Mortification… Read More

John Owen 3: The Cause of Mortification, The Holy Spirit

September 18, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 2 comments

We're working our way currently through John Owen's, "The Mortification of Sin in Believers" with Tim Challies and others following his current series, "Reading Classics Together." My thoughts on the first two chapters are here: (1) and (2). Chapter 3, in Part 1: "The Necessity of Mortification" is… Read More

Al Mohler, "The Conviction to Lead" Part 2

September 17, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

Part One of this review of Al Mohler's, "The Conviction to Lead" covered the first 12 pinciples of the 25 that make up the 25 chapters in this excellent book. Today we'll walk through the remaining 13.  I'll open today’s discussion with a couple of minor criticisms. It’s good to l… Read More

Al Mohler, "The Conviction to Lead" Part 1

September 15, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

Al Mohler: “The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership that Matters” Bethany House Publishers (2012) I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There is no better man I know of that is more qualified to write a book on “Leadership” than Al Mohler. And of books that I’ve… Read More

“Paul and the Law: Keeping the Commandments of God” in the NSBT series (New Studies in Biblical Theology) Series Editor by D. A. Carson, IVP, 2013, this title by Brain S. Rosner, Principal, Ridley Melbourne Mission and Ministry College; formerly a lecturer at Moore Theological Colle… Read More

Some Laughs with Spurgeon's Commentary Wit

April 24, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

Having overviewed Spurgeon’s lecture, “On Commenting” in “Commenting and Commentaries” the last two days (here and here), I thought we could have some fun today by highlighting some of his frank and blunt statements about some less-than-helpful commentaries. He divides … Read More

Book Review: Gary Thomas, “The Beautiful Fight"

April 10, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

Gary Thomas, “The Beautiful Fight: Surrendering to the Transforming Presence of God Every Day of Your Life” Zondervan, 2006. Gary Thomas is probably best known for his series of “Sacred” books, “Sacred Marriage”, “Sacred Parenting”, “Sacred Path… Read More

I enjoyed this book very much. Piper is thought provoking for me. Though he may at times be somewhat verbose, and occasionally engage in overstatement, he often words things very insightfully. I find him to employ very appropriate citations of texts, almost always clearly relevant to his point. John… Read More

Worship Matters 2: Additional Resources

March 18, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

Having reviewed Bob Kauflin’s excellent book, “Worship Matters” I thought it would be helpful for some to (1) recommend some other good books on the subject and (2) to add some reflections of my own worked out in a “Theology and Practice of Worship.” Today, I’ll g… Read More

Book Review: Bob Kauflin, "Worship Matters"

March 17, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

Book Review: “Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encountering the Greatness of God” Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2008. I. Overview: The book is divided into four divisions: Part One: The Leader: My Heart – What do I love? 2 My Mind – What do I believe? My Hands – Wha… Read More

The Leadership and Example of Booker T. Washington

March 14, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

Introduction: Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856-1915) was born into slavery on a plantation in Virginia and released at approximately the age of nine with the Emancipation Proclamation at the end of the American Civil War. He rose to become the recognized leader of African-Americans at the end of … Read More

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