In case you missed it, Dr. Sam Storms has launched a new version of his website and is making a return to blogging. More writing from this gifted brother is good news for us all. Be sure to check out the new blog at www.samstorms.com. For those who may not know, Sam was kind enough to write the brilliant foreword to my book, Note to Self. Honestly, his foreword is worth the price of the book. In it he says,
The inspiration and authority of the Scriptures are of value to us only so far as we change our beliefs to conform to its principles and alter our behavior to coincide with its imperatives. The Bible is meant to govern our lives, to fashion our choices, to challenge our cherished traditions, and ultimately to make us look more like Jesus. The question for each of us, then, is whether the Bible actually functions in this way. Do we submit to its dictates? Do we put our confidence in its promises? Do we stop living a certain way in response to its counsel? Do we embrace particular truths on its authority? Do we set aside traditional practices that conflict with its instruction? In other words, for the Bible to be of value to us it must actually functionto shape how we think, feel, and act, as well as what we believe, value, and teach.
- Sam Storms, from the Foreword to Note to Self: The Discipline of Preaching To Yourself