December 2007 Archives

The M'Cheyne daily Bible reading calendar

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For those who use, or want to use, the M'Cheyne Bible reading plan, here's a helpful site with various formats to print, view, or receive online.... continue

9Marks on Corporate Prayer

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The latest 9Marks newsletter--is it still a "newsletter" when it's 46 pages--is now available online. You can read it as a PDF or on their webpage.... continue

The Golden Compass - Snoresville

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Well, it turns out that the much-ballyhooed Golden Compass is a crashing bore. I finally got around to seeing it last night. There were three other people in the theater. Several things struck me.1. Yes, the movie's production quality was... continue

Paying a price on the Women's Issue

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Our good friend, Stafford Carson -- formerly Academic Dean at Westminster Theological Seminary and now minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Portadown, Northern Ireland -- has made the headlines over Christmas by refusing to allow a female minister to... continue

We'll Have to Pray to Make It

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I was delighted by our church's recent decision to increase our budget by something like 23% for coming fiscal year.  Now, there is some context for this.  The 2007 budget involved a scaling back, as the church began the year... continue

Merry Christmas

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Some good theological reflections here from David Mathis:Advent and the IncarnationJesus Is Fully HumanWhat Is the Hypostatic Union?The Virgin Birth... continue

Another good reason why I could never become Catholic

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I could never be a member of any club that would have Tony Blair as a member:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7157409.stm... continue

His Story

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History is (of course) an essential category to use in describing the Bible.  The Bible has a narrative structure.  What kind of narrative is it?  A theologically-annotated one (see previous post).  Also, an historical one.  It is not enough to... continue

Virginity and Humility

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A friend has written with a seasonal quotation from Bernard of Clairvaux's sermons on Advent:"Who is this Virgin so reverently saluted by the angel? and so lowlyas to be espoused to a carpenter ? Beautiful commingling of virginity with humility!... continue

Interview with Mike Ovey

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Well, Derek, not even Rick can be wrong about everything (hard though that is to imagine at first glance).Just noticed this interview with Mike Ovey, new Principal of Oak Hill.   As the guard changes and a new generation steps up... continue
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