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The Ten Commandments by Kevin DeYoung is graciously available free to Christ and Pop Culture members until January 17, 2019, through our partnership with Crossway.
I remember the first time I came across John Frame’s massive book, The Doctrine of the Christian Life. At the heart of it is an exposition of the application of the Ten Commandments today. At the time, I thought this was an odd choice, since that’s from the Old Testament. However, I’ve since realized that there is a long history of teaching Christian ethics as application of the Ten Commandments; I’ve also thought a more accessible starting point would be helpful to the majority of Christians I know.
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Kevin DeYoung’s recent book, The Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them, which Crossway has generously offered free to CAPC members, provides a more approachable entry point into this topic. As you can imagine, each chapter focuses on one of the commandments. DeYoung is characteristically clear and concise, and more or less organizes each chapter in light of the book’s subtitle.
If we want to truly love God and love others, the Ten Commandments are good first words for guiding us into a life that does just that.
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This investigation into historic interpretation is particularly important when it comes to some of the commandments, as their actual meaning is not always clear. Even a command like “Do not murder” requires the clarification of whether all killing is murder. Think, for instance, of the recent tragedy in New York, when a limo crash killed 20 people. The operator of the limo company is now being charged with negligent homicide because he hired a driver that lacked the appropriate license and let him drive a car with known mechanical deficiencies. The limo company owner didn’t murder...
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