April 2010 Archives

Wheaton Conference Report

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For the first time in a number of years I decided to attend the Wheaton Theology Conference. This year's conference title--"Jesus, Paul and the People of God: A Theological Dialogue with N. T. Wright"--obviously proved enticing to many. continue

J.I. Packer and the Evangelical Future

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Festschrift, like schadenfreude and blitz, is reckoned to be an untranslatable German word. The OED has a go, however: a festschrift is 'a collection of writings presented to a scholar to mark an occasion in his life'. This leaves a certain amount of elasticity. Nowadays the person honoured may himself present a paper in his own festschrift. And - wait for it - the one honoured besides appearing in it himself may have planned the volume, as John Frame recently did his. continue

Johnny Cash's American VI: Ain't No Grave An Appreciation

Article by   April 2010
A friend of mine recently asked me when I was going to get back to writing on church history. You've done the Christianity and culture thing with the Jesus book and the blues book, when are you getting back to church history? continue

An Unmessianic Sense of Non-Destiny

Article by   April 2010
For many men of a certain age, the mid-life crisis is just that: a mid-life crisis, a time for despairing that youth, good looks and perhaps hair have gone, never to return. For me, however, the experience has been pretty positive so far: not only have I been able to hand on my old banger of car to my oldest son (thus making myself the greatest dad in the world), but I've also broken with my lifelong habit of driving pieces of junk until they disintegrate and purchased an inexpensive but decent sports car. continue

Life on the Cultic Fringe

Article by   April 2010
The recent comments by Professor Bruce Waltke, to the effect that Christianity risks becoming a cult, or at least being perceived as a cult, unless it embraces evolution, have provoked a storm of comment, pro and con.  I do not... continue
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