May 2008 Archives

Three Faithful Preachers

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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

Article by   May 2008
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

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

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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

The Real Tragedy of the Left

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Cohen's (and Trueman's) critique of the left misses the one real tragedy of the left, political and theological: absolutely no sense of humor.  Still, that's a plus for the rest of us, as it has provided endless material for the... continue

Language and the Redemption of the Nations

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In my morning worship today, I was in Zephaniah and 3:9 leaped out at me: "For at that time I will change the speech of the peoples to a pure speech, that all of them may call upon the name... continue

Enaging with Barth

Article by   May 2008
Well, blow me down, here's another Trueman (a third) writing an intorduction to yet another little piece on Barth. One of these Trueman's needs to give us some pointers as to why we should be messing with this errant child!... continue
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