Finding Gratitude in Unlikely Places: A Thanksgiving Reflection

Article by   November 2014
Within Christian circles, it seems verboten to mention death and thanks in the same sentence, which is a shame, really. Death, no doubt, is an evil intrusion on God's good order, and, as Dylan Thomas wrote, we have every reason to rage against the dying of the light. But death also has a purifying quality--it burns away the dross of thanklessness. It makes the simple seem sacred, and the prosaic extraordinary. At least, it can do so if we develop the habit of looking at life through death. continue

Peeking through Perkins

Last week I was privileged to receive a PDF copy of The Works of William Perkins (Vol.1) who is often referred to as "the father of Puritanism." Although Perkins is relatively unknown today (especially since his completed works have not...
Posted November 28, 2014 @ 8:27 AM by Rob Ventura
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Embracing Evolution: But Which Model?

Contrary to popular opinion, Charles Darwin did not invent the theory of biological evolution. But his famous work, The Origin of Species, certainly gave impetus to an idea that would quickly become orthodoxy in the scientific establishment. In his work...
Posted November 27, 2014 @ 3:58 PM by Mark Jones
TOPICS: Evolution

'Who do I say that I am?'

"Be holy, for I am holy" ~ 1 Peter 1:16One of the most difficult things to do is tell the truth...about ourselves. The church prides itself on being a bastion of truth in a world of lies, yet her members...
Posted November 26, 2014 @ 10:13 AM by Blair Smith

#FergusonDecision: 3 Don'ts of Ethnic/Cultural Dialogue

Various social media websites and the news outlets are still ablaze after the #FergusonDecision. While I am concerned about how the world is reacting, both positively and negatively, I am also concerned about how the Church is responding. As I...
Posted November 26, 2014 @ 8:49 AM by Leon Brown

#FergusonDecision and the Lord's Supper: A Plea to African-Americans

According to some sources, Officer Darren Wilson could have been indicted with one of several crimes (e.g., first degree murder, second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, or others) for killing an unarmed African-American young man. Many around the world were quite...
Posted November 25, 2014 @ 8:48 AM by Leon Brown

Blow-out Price for a (Hardcover) Book on John Owen

Alright folks, here is a great Christmas present to get someone who likes John Owen, the Puritans, or Reformed theology: The Ashgate Research Companion to John Owen's Theology, edited by Kelly Kapic and Mark Jones.The price has been dramatically reduced...
Posted November 25, 2014 @ 3:12 AM by Mark Jones
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Ant Farm 101

Sitting in the Heathrow airport en route to Johannesburg to lecture Seminary students, I thought it might be good to disclose my vision for a course at Seminary that, I believe, is nowhere offered at any major Reformed seminary in...
Posted November 24, 2014 @ 10:24 AM by Mark Jones

Origen on Scripture

I've been doing a little reading in Origen's On First Principles today (written sometime before 225). It's a scandalous work on several counts, but is likely the first attempt at a systematic exposition of the faith in the post-apostolic era and...
Posted November 21, 2014 @ 9:21 PM by Bruce Baugus
TOPICS: Origen, Scripture
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