June 2008 Archives

I believe in the new perspective...

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We had a special service in our church this evening.   The traditions of Scottish Highland evangelical piety in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries gave rise to the 'Question' meeting. This was a meeting in which the laymen of the... continue

Let's be in prayer for the EPC and New Wineskins

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The Presbyterian Layman reports that after first voting to remove "homosexual perversion" from the list of sins found in the Heidelberg Confession, the PC(USA) then approved a $2 million warchest to wage legal combat against the New Wineskins group (a... continue

A Good Word before Vacation

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Summer vacation (as well as a teaching trip to Regent College in Vancouver) begins next week.  As I anticipate laying down many of the burdens of pastoral care, at least for a little while, here is a salutary reminder of... continue

The Renewal We Need

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Writing in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, David Wells explains what our church and our culture need: "The renewal of which we stand in need, I believe, is of both the understanding of truth and of our knowledge... continue

9Marks on Marriage

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The latest edition of the 9Marks journal is on marriage and the church. Note especially the marriage comparison chart with mini-reviews of a number of books.... continue

Faith as a Way of Life

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I have a bad habit: I keep adding books to my growing pile beside my bed. This morning, I finished a book that wasn't on this list: Christian Scharen's Faith as a Way of Life. Originating out of Yale's Center... continue

The Man clad in Breeches

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My wife and I are off to Peru tomorrow on a mission trip for a week and I'm uncertain if I'll be able to blog from the Southern Hemisphere! On my way, I've decided to dip into Colin Duriez's new... continue

Rosell's new book and Balmer's fascinating panel

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One quick addition to my summer reading list:  Garth Rosell's The Surprising Work of God:  Harold John Ockenga, Billy Graham, and the Rebirth of Evangelicalism.  Ockenga was in the first graduating class of Westminster, among the faculty and student exiles... continue

Is It Summer?

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The problem with living in the Caribbean is you don't really have seasons.  Who knew it was summer and you could read differently?  While all the tourist come down, snorkel, and bathe in the sun with a wonderful novel, us... continue

Summer Reading

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Compliance is good, even if it comes late, which is to say I finally have my summer reading list to add to the mix.  I'm working on a book on American religious history this summer, so I'll be reading just... continue
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