A Look Back: 2018 in Review

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Its that time of year again: Time to review the most popular content on the Areopagus website, as well as make some book recommendations for your new year.

TOP FOUR BLOG POSTS

  1. A Call To Reformed Evangelism
  2. Recovering the Priesthood of Believers
  3. A Call to Reformed Discipleship
  4. Dooyeweerd, Thessalonika, and Turning from Idols to the Living God

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

To Win Our Neighbors For Christ: The Missiology of the Three Forms of Unity by Wes Bredenhof
This is a great little book looking at the ongoing significance of the Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, and Canons of Dort for understanding the mission of the church in the world. Clear, concise, and encouraging. Bredenhof’s book would be a great Sunday school or small group read.

To Be or Not to Be Reformed by R.B. Kuiper
Though out of print (and perhaps difficult to find), this book by former Calvin Theological Seminary president R.B. Kuiper gives a glimpse into the past of the Christian Reformed Church and a number of topics that are relevant to the denomination’s future.

Reading the Gospels Wisely by Jonathan T. Pennington
A helpful guide for reading, interpreting, and teaching the gospels. Pennington addresses a number of contemporary academic debates, but focuses his attention on helping equip pastors, elders, and teachers read the gospels well, and apply them wisely, to the lives of those they serve. Read my full length review of this book

Roots of Western Culture by Herman Dooyeweerd
In this volume, Dooyeweerd helpfully lays out the four basic religious ground-motives of humanity and their implications for Western Civilization. A useful book for considering the foundations on which cultures are built and the way(s) in which one’s ground-motive shapes his or her approach and engagement in all spheres of life.

With that, I say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019. Have a Happy New Year!

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