July 2008 Archives

Why I Love an Ordination Service

Article by   July 2008
This past Lord's Day evening, our church saw the ordination of Rev. Gabriel Fluher.  Gabe is a recent graduate of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and has been a most outstanding intern at our church for the last few years.  We have... continue

Pinch-hitting for Babe Ruth

Article by   July 2008
Well, my Lord's Day afforded an opportunity for growth - in humility. I had the privilege of preaching at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC, where Sinclair Ferguson is the Minister. Sinclair was in town (but leaving for Scotland today for... continue

On being selfish

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One of the many lessons we're hoping our kids learn is the standard one on not being selfish.  A hard lesson for them, especially since I am so selfish my self.  We all are.  I was reminded of this yesterday... continue

Summer trips and Summer reading

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Now that I am back from my holiday in Florida it's time to resume blogging. One of the highlights of our trip was to hear R.C. Sproul preaching in his church in Sanford; his exposition of Matthew 6:25-34 was uplifting... continue

Van Til, Oliphint and apologetics

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Two recent additions to the Van Til corpus have been published by P&R Publishing. Both volumes have now been annotated and provide for the reader explanations and definitions of concepts, ideas and terms. These additions should go a long way... continue

China Olympic Evangelism

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  Evangelical Press have launched a book written by John Keddie celebrating the life and testimony of Eric Liddell in time for the China Oympics. The picture shows the Chinese cover. Other events and publications are also scheduled (see... continue

Enns Out at WTS

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Peter Enns and Westminster Theological Seminary have issued a joint statement:The administration and Prof. Peter Enns wish to announce that they have arrived at mutually agreeable terms, and that, as of 31 July, 2008, Prof. Enns will discontinue his service... continue

Watching Joel Osteen

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Last night as I was flipping the channels during a second straight depressing late-inning loss by my Cardinals, I happened onto Joel Osteen's program. As someone professionally-trained as an American religious historian, it was striking to watch Osteen once again... continue

Memories

Article by   July 2008
Here's one for the historians. "Memory is much more significant than originality." Samuel Wells, Improvisation:  The Drama of Christian Ethics, 147.... continue

Signing back in...

Article by   July 2008
A week in Peru and an entire week teaching systematic theology (39 hrs of lectures in five days) has left me short of breath. Both have been exhilarating in ways that constantly challenge. The latter comprised mostly of the doctrine... continue
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