September 2007 Archives

Bad Porn

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Last month's post on Naomi Wolf's essay "The Porn Myth" provokes many useful lines of practical and theological reflection.  Wolf's basic argument is that, contrary to feminist expectations, easy access to pornography has not been liberating for women, but makes... continue

Updating Tolstoy

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Updating TolstoyWages of SpinCarl Trueman   Some years ago the BBC produced a new version of Tolstoy's romantic tragedy, Anna Karenina, with the twist was that this was to be an updated version set in the present day. I guess... continue

More on "The Great Exchange"

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Like Phil, I got a copy of The Great Exchange, kindly sent to me by Jerry Bridges.  I'm very glad to see it, having been told of it by Jerry during a dinner we had during last year's PCRT conference. ... continue

Three books on the Psalms

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And while Phil's reading up on imputation, here are three new ones on the psalms:J A Motyer, Treasures of the King: Psalms from the Life of David (IVP - UK).  Good devotional book.  Has Motyer ever written anything that isn't worth... continue

The Great Exchange

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I am very happy to have received a book I have not yet read but do not hesitate to recommend.  It is called The Great Exchange: My Sin for His Righteousness, and it was written by Jerry Bridges and Bob... continue

Dever on Evangelism

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In the foreword to Mark Dever's new book, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, C. J. Mahaney writes:That’s why, for many years now, I’ve been pestering Mark to write this book. It’s so that by the grace of God, church members... continue

John Newton on Counselling 101

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Iain Murray, writes in the August-September issue of The Banner of Truth magazine, a commemorative edition marking the anniversary of the death of John Newton in 1807, on Newton's pastoral skills:"'Have you no friend in Cornwall or the north of Scotland you... continue

Secret Cathedral Building

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The mother in your life will be encouraged and edified by Nicole Johnson's short essay "The Invisible Woman."  The essay, which compares the work of motherhood to building a cathedral, is currently posted under the title "Be inspired: The Invisible Woman" on the website... continue

Literary Study Bible

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Tony Reinke interviews Leland Ryken about the Literary Study Bible, co-edited by Leland and Philip.The Study Bible--due out at the end of this month--also has an official website.... continue

An Irony Wrapped in an Enigma inside an Oddity

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Sydney's Daily Telegraph reports (September 18) that a husband and wife who didn't realize they were chatting each other up on the internet are now seeking a divorce.  Sana Klaric (aka "Sweetie") and her husband Adnan ("Prince of Joy") spent... continue
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