PASTOR'S CORNER

What's the Pastor's Corner About...?

The world is full of good books, music, art and films. We all enjoy taking time to relax and enjoy these wonderful and creative expressions of God’s good gifts of beauty and excellence . As a Pastor I wanted to share with you some of the things that I have found to be helpful in my own growth in Christ, as well as those pieces that are currently feeding me. I hope these items will be enjoyable and uplifting to you if you so choose to investigate them further.

 

We all recognize that a very large amount of personal preference goes into the kinds of books, music and movies we like to watch. There are also a variety of thresholds of acceptability regarding what we find depicted in certain scenes, lyrics, or prose. Art comes from people and people can produce or comment on subject matter that the church as a whole observes as “sinful”. Yet in the Bible also we are told of murders, adulterous relationships, lying, stealing, and more. These stories we trust God includes in order to instruct us about Himself and ourselves.

 

Thus, the purpose of this page is to make a broad range of suggested readings, music, prose, and film in order that we might be lifted up, challenged and encouraged. These things are not on par with God’s Word. They are the expressions of people made in God’s image, from one person to another.

 

I hope you will find these suggestions helpful and beautiful in their own right. My preferences will not always be yours but it is nice to pass along some of these things that God has used in my life to you all.


God Bless and Enjoy!

Pastor Andrew Gilman

Pastor andy's Current

Book Recommendations

  • The Acceptable

    Sacrifice

    In this moving exposition of Psalm 51:17, A broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not dispise, the last work which he prepared for the press, Bunyan shows from Scripture why a broken heart is so acceptable to God. He characterizes...

  • Strong and Weak

    Flourishing people are strong and weak.
    Two common temptations lure us away from abundant living - withdrawing into safety or grasping for power. True flourishing, says Andy Crouch, travels down an unexpected path - being both strong and weak.....

  • The Life and

    Diary of David

    Brainerd

    Pioneer missionary to Indians, David Brainerd rode over 3,000 miles on horseback through the wilderness of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. His journal, kept during his travels, was edited by Jonathan Edwards after Brainerd's death...

  • What is Reformed

    Theology?

    Total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and the perseverance of the saints. As the founder and chair of Ligonier Ministries, Sproul has been winsomely expounding Calvinism for decades. His Renewing Your Mind...