May 2008 Archives

More on KB

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Just received these helpful additions to my earlier post on Barth from an interested reader:Here are some things that would make my reasons-for-Barth list: •  Barth is more than a sparring partner, he seemed to be deeply devoted to the... continue

Barth

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Mulling over Del's sharp question about what can be learned from Barth, beyond the abandonment of inerrancy, I'd like to suggest the following:1. Barth was a great mind.  Reading the works of a great mind is never a waste of... continue

Three Faithful Preachers

Article by   May 2008
I am also reading The Faithful Preacher this week, a book by Thabiti Anyabwile that presents selections from Lemuel Haynes, Daniel Payne, and Francis Grimke, three African-American pastors from the Reformed tradition.  The African American church generally is not associated... continue

Competing Claims

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In my morning worship, I've also been reading sections of Isaiah. One thing that struck me were the competing claims represented in Isaiah 46 and 47. In Isaiah 46, God clearly stakes his claim to absolute sovereign rights: "for I... continue

The Jesus Gospel

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With a road trip this week, I have finally had the opportunity to read The Jesus Gospel by my friend Liam Goligher, who preaches at the historical Duke Street Richmond Church in London.  Liam wrote this book out of a... continue

Warfield on Division

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Here's an interesting piece sent to me by friend of Ref21, Fred Zaspel:  SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1Warfield on Separation:   Observing the stir of division caused by the entrance of unbelief in African Anglicanism, Warfield writes:   It may... continue

Make that a Doppio

Article by   May 2008
Connection Metro Church, Denver, which used its foyer coffee bars to attract visitors to its eight satellite churches in the Denver area, has decided to abandon ministry altogether to focus on coffee.    "People liked the coffee a lot better than... continue

`You 'avin' a larf?' and other FAQs about Rev BvR

Article by   May 2008
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING BLOG MAY CONTAIN HINTS OF IRONY AND MAY THEREFORE PROVE INCOMPREHENSIBLE TO AMERICANS.  READER DISCRETION ADVISED.Due to the large volume of mail generated by the addition to our blog of Rev Boadicea von Ribbentrop, Priest-in-Charge of ST... continue

Transracial Adoption and the Gospel

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Russell Moore has a superb blog post at Touchstone's "Mere Comments" responding to the new report discouraging transracial adoption. It's a must-read.... continue

Inoffensive Evangelism

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James MacDonald (Harvest Bible Chapel, Rolling Meadows, IL) gave us this zinger at The Gospel Coalition this week: "Sometimes our presentation of the gospel is so watered down that even the non-elect can't reject it."... continue
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