Book Review: Christ-Centered Worship by Bryan Chapell

Bryan Chapell, President of Covenant Theological Seminary, adds to his extensive repertoire of books with what amounts to be a text book for planning worship. As such, it will be most useful for seminary students coming out of a broad evangelical background or others inclined simply to follow the latest trends without any reference to... Continue Reading

Disney’s A Christmas Carol

Review by Todd Hertz Despite being PG, Disney’s A Christmas Carol is not a film for young children, probably those 8 and under. The movie is very dark and should be viewed as a ghost story—with more emphasis on the horror angle than most adaptations. In the long string of adaptations of Charles Dickens’ 1843... Continue Reading

Capitalist Excess? A Review of Michael Moore’s “Capitalism”

Love him or hate him, or his films, there’s no question about where Michael Moore stands ideologically: Left-wing, “progressive,” populist, socialist. In some ways Moore’s newest film, “Capitalism: A Love Story,” muddies the water. But in the end, all it really shows is that Michael Moore doesn’t actually know what capitalism is. Apparently, Moore thinks... Continue Reading

The Christian Mind: How Should A Christian Think?

Several books on having a Christian mind have been in print for a good number of years. We will be mentioning at least one of these in each review section of Equip to Disciple for the purpose of making certain that you have read them. If you have not read them, you will want to... Continue Reading

Not so Wild: A Movie Review

Instead of the romp described in its trailer, Where the Wild Things Are offers a quiet, moving story Megan Basham You could certainly be forgiven for assuming that director Spike Jonze’s new film, Where the Wild Things Are (rated PG for action and mild language), is an adventure movie intended to capture the hearts of... Continue Reading

Have a Little Faith

From the pen of author Mitch Albom now comes Have a Little Faith, a book that shot straight to the top of the New York Times list of bestsellers within days of its release. Have a Little Faith is a well-written and interesting book that has already been widely praised. The endorsements on the book’s... Continue Reading

The Fate of the Spirit

The wobbly religious lives of young people emerging into adulthood By Naomi Schaefer Riley,Wall Street Journal College professors have been complaining about their students since the beginning of time, and not without reason. But in the past several years more that a few professors—to judge by my conversations with a wide range of them—have noticed... Continue Reading

“My God Is True! Lessons Learned Along Cancer’s Dark Road” – A Review

Review of My God Is True! Lessons Learned along Cancer’s Dark Road, by Paul D. Wolfe (Banner of Truth Trust, 2009 In 1999, Paul Wolfe, a newly married student at Westminster Theological Seminary, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although his bout with cancer still continues to influence his life, it has not shattered his world.... Continue Reading


By Tim Challies It is here at last. For years now I have been waiting for a great biography of Calvin—the kind of biography which I would recommend without hesitation for those who would want to learn about the life of the great Reformer. In a year that has seen the arrival of at least... Continue Reading

No Time To Waste Now Available

JD Wetterling, a ruling elder in the Presbyterian church in America, has written a book, No Time To Waste. As labors of love go, this one is at the top of my list, stated Wetterling. No Time To Waste is a chilling combat memoir, a gripping gospel story—to hell and back and glory beyond by... Continue Reading