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Jason Custer

Books

Book Review: “Father Hunger” by Douglas Wilson

I initially became interested in reading Douglas Wilson’s book Father Hunger for two reasons: 1) I came across an interview with Wilson where he mentioned G.K. Beale’s excellent work We Become Like What We Worship in reference to his work on fathers. 2) I have been realizing recently how…

January 20, 2013
Theology

“Death, Thou Shalt Die”

It’s hard to believe it’s been 9 years since he died. This Advent season, I am again reminded of one of the reasons why we anticipate and long for Christ’s returning to make all things new – when finally the last enemy, death, will…

December 17, 2012
Theology

Ruining God’s Plan for Your Life?

I find that there are a lot of people who constantly worry about whether or not they are going to “miss” God’s will for their life – or somehow make the “wrong choice” that will ruin God’s plan for their life. Usually it happens…

November 22, 2012
Resources

My Sermon Series: The Image of God (3-Parts)

I’ve had the opportunity to preach at my home church (Midland Bible Church) for three weeks, and my three sermons are now up on their website and iTunes. It’s a loose series on the Image of God. I’d appreciate any feedback you can give…

August 21, 2012
Books

Book Review: Running for My Life by Lopez Lomong

 Running for My Life is the true story of one of the Lost Boys in Sudan became a US Olympic runner four years ago. It really is a remarkable story of true determination mixed with the grace of God. I got the book because of…

July 29, 2012
Theology

Robbing Yourself

With my job ending this month, I’ve been looking over my finances (using handy programs like Mint and Slice) and trying to tighten down on my budget to make sure I can pay for my next semester of seminary. I’ve also been receiving a…

July 14, 2012
Theology

Beauty: Useful or Vain?

It seems that in our Christian culture there is no end to people reminding us that “beauty is vain” (Prov 31:20) and that “inner-beauty” is all that matters. This is used in a variety of contexts, the most obvious is with the physical beauty…

June 28, 2012
Books

Reading Review: Spring 2012

Here are some books that I’ve read so far this year that I would recommend to others to read (in no particular order): Generous Justice – Tim Keller. This is a very thorough look at the biblical understanding of justice and how that should fit…

June 21, 2012
Books

Book Review: “Surprised by Oxford” by Carolyn Weber

I was initially drawn to read Surprised by Oxford because of the clear hat tip to Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis (which I thoroughly enjoyed). In many ways, it parallels Lewis’ autobiography and lives up to its namesake. It chronicles Weber’s conversion from being an…

June 19, 2012