Blog - Boundless Banner
Tagged Content List
  • Blog Post: The Greatest Christian Dating Book of a Generation?

    Yesterday, blogger Tim Challies began a new blog series on bestselling Christian books (defined by him as a book that has sold more than a million copies). To my great interest, he begins with I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris. As I’ve navigated the world of Christian single young adults...
  • Blog Post: Gary Thomas’ 'Sacred Marriage': Not the Last Word on Marriage

    When I attended the Focus Leadership Institute , our class studied Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas. If you’ve shopped for Christian books on marriage then you’ve probably run into Sacred Marriage. It’s everywhere — and for good reason. Gary Thomas wrote a timely book that has spoken...
  • Blog Post: Money, Possessions, and Eternity: A Book Review

    Do you view your finances as capital you can invest in eternity? Have you prayerfully (and not just pragmatically) made a financial plan for your life? Do you view your finances as a gift God has given to you for good stewardship? Have you talked with God about the maximum standard of living...
  • Blog Post: "Where Have All the Good Men Gone?" the Young Adult-Fiction Edition - #2

    “Where have all the good men gone?” It’s a question most of us have either asked or been asked at some point. As a leader in three different singles ministries spanning more than a decade, I know I heard that inquiry more than once. My purpose today isn’t to answer that question definitively...
  • Blog Post: Sneak Preview: Screwtape Radio Theater

    I can't tell you how many books I've bought that I've never read. Put it this way: It's enough to make me feel guilty about buying any new ones. So it's rare that I actually read a book twice, let alone more than that. Ah, but The Screwtape Letters -- now that's an exception...
  • Blog Post: Deeper Devotion in 2012

    The beginning of a new year offers the new opportunity to start a fresh devotional. I believe all of Christ's followers should carve out daily time for Bible reading, prayer and quiet reflection. We should all have a plan to set our hearts and minds on things above every day. There are many ways...
  • Blog Post: A Reminder of Death

    I was recently reading through the memoirs of a 19 th century Scottish pastor, Robert Murray M’Cheyne. Several friends had highly recommended them and rightly so. In life, M’Cheyne demonstrated a deep knowledge of the Scriptures, a remarkable prayer life and an unwavering love for his people...
  • Blog Post: In Defense of 'I Kissed Dating Goodbye'

    I understand the concerns expressed in Suzanne's recent post , and appreciate that some may have come to regret how Joshua Harris' book I Kissed Dating Goodbye has affected their dating philosophy. Here's the thing, though: I think that too many people have simply read the title of Joshua's...
  • Blog Post: 'Blue Like Jazz' on the Big Screen

    Donald Miller is a friendly guy. He's also incredibly mellow — almost aloof — which I'm sure he knows. He's an introvert and dreamer, and strikes me as a bit melancholy. He's the type of guy who thinks deeply and writes books about his thoughts. Actually, that's how he makes a...
  • Blog Post: He Just Wasn't That Into Me

    A couple years ago, I was killing time browsing the sale rack at Davis Kidd where I found a clearance copy of Greg Behrendt's He's Just Not That Into You . I don't remember if I had a "He" that just wasn't that into me at the time or if the bargain-loving part of my heart couldn't...
  • Blog Post: The Big Book Giveaway

    Blogger and Boundless Show guest Tim Challies is doing a big book giveaway today for his Free Stuff Fridays promo. All five Moody titles just happen to be by authors who have also been guests on the Boundless Show . They are: Carolyn McCulley, Mitch Temple, Kevin DeYoung, Steve Watters and yours truly...
  • Blog Post: Francis Chan, Jonathan Edwards and Marrying Well

    A couple years ago, I had the opportunity to hear Francis Chan speak at a marriage conference. It's always a little weird to be the single guy at a marriage conference, but I'd listen to Chan speak on just about anything. He said something in that message that has stayed with me. I've used...
  • Blog Post: Dealing With Our Failures

    I still remember our Saturday night excursion back in my college days. Some friends and I had decided on a whim to visit a church that had been “trending” around our small college campus. Yes, I went to college before Twitter, but we still knew how to read the times. I remember sitting down and preparing...
  • Blog Post: Loving vs. Being in Love

    At one point in C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters , the devil Screwtape gloats over how humans are gripped by "the false belief that the blend of affection, fear, and desire which they call 'being in love' is the only thing which makes marriage either happy or holy." This comes...
  • Blog Post: Why Books?

    We received the following comment a few minutes ago. Instead of merely publishing it under the week-old blog post , where it's likely to be overlooked, I wanted to highlight it for discussion: why do you bother giving away books that keep poeple from concentrating on the only book that they...
  • Blog Post: Something Worth Reading at Christmas

    A lot of what we read at Christmas is rather soft, sentimental stuff. Nothing wrong with that -- so long as it's not all we read. But there's a rich body of solid, meaty Christian literature that's been produced over the last couple thousand years, and it'd be a shame if we let it be...
  • Blog Post: On the Move

    I recently read a book called The Brass Verdict , in which a Hollywood executive is put on trial for murder. In pondering the case, the main character notes the strong undercurrents of the nearby ocean that most likely carried the evidence away. The book words it this way: I stared out at the waves...
  • Blog Post: Puritan Wisdom on Seeking Marriage

    One of the greatest things about being alive in our day is the incalculable access we have to historical wisdom. We no longer have to be scholars buried away in a library somewhere to be familiar with the writings of great thinkers the likes of Augustine, Aquinas, Calvin, Spurgeon, Chesterton and Lewis...
  • Blog Post: Optimize Your Commute

    Years from now, historians will look back at our day and observe — among other things — the disproportionate amount of time we spent commuting to work. I’m blessed that my commute is only about 15 minutes each way (depending on traffic), but I know many whose daily traverse eats up...
  • Blog Post: Singleness Gut Check

    I recently stumbled across The Singlehood Phenomenon by Drs. Beverly and Tom Rodgers. They’ve spent their careers counseling and helping single people on the road to marriage and have a wealth of wisdom and experience. In their book, they provide “10 brutally honest reasons people aren’t getting married...
  • Blog Post: Beach (or Not) Books

    "Readers are a hopeful lot." That's what Dr. Albert Mohler says in a recent blog . He goes on to explain that if you ask a serious reader what they plan to read in the next month, it's likely they've got a stack of books ready to pounce on whenever they've got a spare moment...
  • Blog Post: Hungry

    I’ve been trying this new thing called reading, and you know, I’m thinking there might be something to it. Who knew? Anyway, over the last few days I started and completed The Hunger Games . I had heard so much about it that I thought I’d give it a try. For those who don’t know, the book is a post...
  • Blog Post: The iPad and Me

    Back in March 2010, Apple announced the revolutionary iPad. The next week I was discussing it with some friends, and I strenuously stated that it wasn't something I needed so I would simply wait until the iPad 2 came out with better features. Two days after that declaration I walked out of an...
  • Blog Post: Take a Look, It's in a Book

    Happy New Year, everyone! I've resolved to quit eating nonstop this year. We'll see how it goes. I'm also trying to read more — it's hard to read for pleasure when you're in grad school, but I'm going to do my best. I read a lot of theology books and commentaries and Hebrew dictionaries...
  • Blog Post: The Power of Imagination

    Call me a nerd, but my fascination with the internet and how we use it led me to read a book on that very subject. In The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains , Nicholas Carr makes a compelling argument that because of this new medium, the way we process information is akin to skimming...