If there is one thing you may not know about me is my love of books. If you saw my library you’d see I have lots of books, from many different generations, different styles, different genres, different authors, different denominations, and those don’t even cover the ones on my Logos collection. Beginning in my early … Continue reading Books vs the Bible?
Today in 1747 David Brainerd, puritan missionary to the Native Americans, died. He is my hero. To honor this man, I've put together a long post detailing his life and thought. In summary his life was one of 'pleasing pain.' To find out why read on: John Piper says, "Hebrews 11 is a divine mandate … Continue reading A Long Post on a Dead Man: The Legacy of David Brainerd
David Brainerd was a puritan missionary whose diary changed my life. Brainerd was the almost son-in-law of Jonathan Edwards due to his untimely death. He was devoted to Christ, he desired to see Jesus' fame spread to the ends of the earth, longed for more of God's grace, and honestly struggled with the sin that … Continue reading David Brainerd: Abusing and Needing Divine Grace
O’ how sweet it is to read this part of David Brainerd’s diary. “God is unspeakably gracious to me continually. In times past, He has given me inexpressible sweetness in the performances of duty. Frequently my soul has enjoyed much of God; but has been ready to say, ‘Lord, it is good to be here,’ … Continue reading O’ for More of God in My Soul!
David Brainerd is one of my heroes. I love learning about him, reading his journals, and soaking in all I can from God's work through this man. The following is from Douglas A. Sweeney of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he serves as chair of the church history and history of Christian thought department, professor of church … Continue reading Life and Ministry of David Brainerd: A Brief Chronology