Saturday Series
Illustration by Gerald L. Holmes

Tempers and tallies

Essay | A cowboy needs anger management and accounting skills
by John R. Erickson
Posted 7/20/19, 12:01 pm

John Erickson doesn’t write parables, but some of his stories about the cowboy life he once lived would work well in church. The Bible refers to us as sheep, sometimes without a shepherd, but we also act like cattle and anger the Owner of the ranch.

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Nothing on earth can compare

Books | Jonathan Edwards on the boundless joys of heaven
by Owen Strachan & Douglas A. Sweeney
Posted 7/13/19, 12:51 pm

The one sermon many secular students ever read or hear about is “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” preached by Jonathan Edwards. It’s a good and true sermon, but it boxes in Edwards as an aficionado of anger—and he was much more than that. Owen Strachan and Douglas A. Sweeney’s The Essential Jonathan Edwards is an excellent introduction to the great 18th century theologian who is heavy sledding for modern readers.

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Teddy Roosevelt’s bully pulpit

Biography | Using Biblical principles as president to battle socialism and social issues, Part 2
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/06/19, 02:15 pm

Editor’s note: Marvin Olasky concludes his monthly biographical series on key individuals from late 19th and early 20th century American history. In February and March, we looked at the life of John D. Rockefeller. In April and May, we studied Grover Cleveland.

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