Mortification of Spin
Heard & Seen
A certain URC minister has leaped valiantly to the defense of Paul Crouch and provided evidence that the late reverend even produced an edition of the Heidelberg Catechism:Ref21 is grateful for the correction to our reporting, as always. We would...
The death of Paul Crouch last week brought back memories of my first extended stay -- indeed, my first visit -- to the USA. It was in 1996 and I was a visiting research fellow at Calvin College in Michigan,...
As a follow up to my post on Pilgrim's Progress, I've been reminded of this post from our good friend Justin Taylor. Ref21 and Gospel Coalition working together for a better world for both celebrity and normal Christians....
At the risk of being trampled by the ireful in the latest slanging match over rap and hip-hop, I wonder if I might interject? It seems to me, watching from a distance and not trying to read every contribution, that...
Many of us talk about simplifying our lives. When we stop to think about how many choices that we make in one day, it's exhausting. A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to a friend who lives in Dubai....
It is clear that we have moved from an evangelical culture marked by celebrity, with its irritating egos, vaudeville antics and all-round buffoonery that are, to be honest, so much fun to mock. Now, we have entered an era where...
I am sitting in Heathrow airport waiting for a flight to Aberdeen when the shadowy figure known only to many of us as 'the Librarian' points me to a quote from this weeks Spectator. It's the follow on article from...
In last week's Spectator, Rod Liddle (we are not worthy! we are not worthy!) had a quite superb article on the increasing restrictions on freedom of speech in Britain. Well worth reading. Really quite relevant. Yes, definitely. Enough said....
Few things depress me as much as how few Christians read Pilgrim's Progress. I fear that a generation are growing up in churches without knowing this remarkable book. I've often wondered about adding it as a condition to church membership. Great Commission Publications,...
Of course, I accept Paul's apology. He should not have spoken the truth to PR but he has learned his lesson.And I apologise for reporting him to the Old Bill (new term for you, Tim) for stealing my television some...
In the light of recent events I would like to retract all my insults of Carl Trueman, he has a full head of hair, he's definitely over 5ft ,he looks good in his spandex running gear, the videos he's done...
You better believe it.Some reflections on press freedom over at First Thoughts, where I have brought next week's post forward a few days because of recent events.Is there anybody left so naive as to believe that the Ubermenschen don't run...
Good morning, good morning! What a week it has been: all the Elvises have apparently left the building, all the respectable evangelical players are falling over themselves to affirm rap music, and it seems that the gospel-centred consensus is that...
Few things are tougher to do today than evangelize. Actually, that's not entirely true. Few things seem tougher to do today than evangelize. Why the modification-on-the-fly? Because too many of us think and act as if everyone beyond the church is...
TOPICS: evangelism and missions
Over at First Thoughts, Collin Garbarino offers some very perceptive comments on the Driscoll plagiarism affair. He makes the point that such activity receives a failing grade at his university. I would only add that at Westminster it also involves...
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