Broaden your Horizon!

Videos, recordings, books, documents, and articles linked to this page are included to stimulate discussion and help us think biblically on different aspects of life, society, and culture. The fact that an item is included does not mean that the pastor or Living by Faith Church agrees with all that is stated therein.

Video Series

“When I Don’t Desire God” (John Piper; YouTube): Finding satisfaction in God is our greatest pleasure, and yet our fallen nature runs from it. John Piper gives great teaching on what to do when you don’t desire God. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6.


Lessons From An Inconsolable Soul The Life of C S Lewis (John Piper, YouTube): If C. S. Lewis had so many doctrinal issues where he is in disagreement with Evangelicals, why is his influence so great and positive? John Piper gives an excellent analysis of what made Lewis great.

Resistance is Futile: You Will Be Assimilated Into the Community (Chris Rosebrough; YouTube): The communitarian authoritarianism and anti-doctrinalism of “Seeker Friendly” churches and the “Purpose Driven” movement.

Cruel Logic (Brett Kunkle, Brian Godawa; YouTube): What are the ultimate consequences of following a naturalistic worldview regarding morality. This short horror film shows it quite clearly.

Lewis and Tolkien Debate Myths and Lies (Kevin OBrien; YouTube): A clip from EWTN's "Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings'" reenacting a debate between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien on whether or not myths are lies. This debate was ultimately instrumental in C.S. Lewis's conversion to Christianity.

Why Hell is so Horrible (Bill Wiese; YouTube): Separation from God is separation from ALL good. God is 100% Love, 100% Holy and 100% Just. Why do people falsely accuse God based on the reality of hell and their own ignorance and arrogance?

Temptation and the Goodness of God (Tom Whitehouse; YouTube): 2011 Youth Camp devotional on resisting temptation by concentrating on the greatness and goodness of God.

Praying for our Borders and Enemies (Tom Whitehouse: YouTube. Participation in the 2014 National Day of Prayer at the Hidalgo County Courthouse, Edinburg, Texas

Cultural Analysis
Five Signs You May Have a Wrong View of God Excellent short article on how many people see God as harsh and unloving.

A Polemic on Child Sacrifice The worshippers of Moloch would turn their heads away from us in shame.

The Environmentalist War on Humans Are humans truly a cancer on the environment, or the only species that really cares at all about the existence of other species?

Transhumanist Technology Will the machine make us better than human or swallow us up?

The Brave New World of Same Sex Marriage Explores the philosophical links between same sex “marriage” and reproductive technologies such as surrogate motherhood and in-vitro fertilization.

Is a Little Porn Harmless? Pornography is in no way a victimless crime. What are the ramifications?

Download Books and Articles
Frame and Poythress: Free downloads of some of the best works of John Frame and Vern Poythress, including Poythress’s Redeeming Science and Redeeming Sociology.

All of Life Redeemed: This site gives access to the writings of about 50 of the top Reformational philosophers and theologians, including PDF copies of many of their books and articles.

Reformational Publishing Project and Paidea Press: A good selection of freely downloadable online books from such thinkers as H. Bavinck, H. Dooyeweerd, A. Kuyper, and many others.