All tagged Michael Horton

2014 Reflections: Top 5 Books

At somewhere over 50 books reviewed, after starting in the March timeframe, the sheer number of pages and topics are staggering. Admittedly, these are my Top 5. They are controversial, thought provoking, and utterly excellent for what I needed this year.

Effectual Vocation

What would you do today if you knew that Jesus were to return this afternoon? Calvin replies that he would do exactly what he would do any other day, just as Paul encouraged the Thessalonians to continue in their callings with excellence in view of Christ’s return (2 Thess. 3:1–13).

Actually Effective Preaching

Through the lips of a sinful preacher, the triune God is actually judging, justifying, reconciling, renewing, and conforming sinners to Christ’s image. God created the world by the words of his mouth and by his speech also brings a new creation into being. In other words, through the proclamation of his Word, God is not just speaking about what might happen if we bring it about but is actually speaking it into being. - Michael Horton