Chapter 1 is a popular exposition of Ecclesiastes 1:1-11. The main theme addressed is the futility of life. At the end of the chapter are a number of study questions.
In this Introduction the author reflects on the current debates regarding the doctrine of justification by faith.
This article is about Rick Warren’s book, Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For? There are some positive aspects to his book, such as his emphasis on the need to glorify God in all that we do. Yet there are also considerable problems with it; namely: the book focuses on the reader; Warren centres evangelism on personal experience and claims that personal testimony is more powerful than a sermon; Warren quotes scripture out of context; and there is a lot of self-promotion present in the book.