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 Gospel-

    Driven Life

    For Christians who are burned out on "hype" and are looking for hope! Seeking to lead a reformation in the faith, practice, and witness of contemporary Christianity, Horton explores the surprising ways God is at work in the world and how to reorient our faith toward the good news of the gospel.

  • Far as the Curse

    is Found

    Far as the Curse is Found is a retelling of the biblical story of God's unfolding covenant from creation to new creation. Readers are led to wonder anew at the redemptive work of God in our own history, in our own human flesh. Pastors, students, and those interested in biblical...

  • The Sovereignty

    of God

    In his book The Sovereignty of God, A.W. Pink outlines the sovereignty of God from a Calvinist standpoint. He defines God's sovereignty, and then explains how God's sovereignty is characterized in creation and salvation. Then Pink discusses the relationship between God's sovereignty and the human will. Finally...

  • The God of

    Miracles

    A masterful study of God's action in the world. Centering on questions about the possibility and "provability" of miracles, Collins builds a thorough exegetical foundation for supporting classical Christian theism and examines the philosophical, theological, scientific, and apologetic...