August 2008 Archives

The Surprising Work of God

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Over vacation, one of the books I finished was Garth Rosell's new book, The Surprising Work of God. Rosell, former director of the Ockenga Institute at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, uses the relationship between Harold John Ockenga and Billy Graham as... continue

The Wesleys and Marriage

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An Anglical priest has, according to The Times "decoded" Charles Wesley's 1,000 page diary written in code and kept at the John Rylands Library in Manchester, England. Among the "secrets" revealed is a turbulant relationship between Charles and his brother... continue

New Baxter MS published by Banner

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I see that my pal, Steve Burlew, at Banner of Truth, has arranged for the publication of a rare Baxter volume entitled Anger Management, a series of lectures given at the Puritan Management and Leadership Expo in the astrodome at... continue

The Gospel Coalition Videos

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Andy Naselli  has posted a number of new videos from The Gospel Coalition, featuring interviews with Don Carson, Mark Dever, Tim Keller, Phil Ryken, and CJ Mahaney.... continue

9Marks on Family and Parenting

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The latest 9Marks edition is up (also available in PDF).  Here's the table of contents: FAMILY & PARENTINGWanted: Kingdom Families Embedded Portraits: A Theological Vision for Families Part 1: Why Families Matter to God Part 2: How Families Minister to... continue

Dreams Deferred, Or, Why I'm Jealous of Sean

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I noticed that over on his blog Sean Lucas refers to fulfilling his lifelong dream of seeing the Boss in concert.  The week before Springsteen made his way through St. Louis' arches, he was in Hershey, PA, a mere hour's... continue

American Idol

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When we pin all of our hope as well as our despair on the presidency of the United States, we've not only committed idolatry, we're also guilty of sloth, and we also (sometimes) sound mean.  I'm not suggesting that we... continue

Olympics 2012 in London

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Couldn't resist posting this light hearted cameo of things to come when the Olympics comes to East London in 2012, the home of ping-pong. Here. Carl, wipe that tear from eye!... continue

Things done and undone

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Today I'm back to work with a full two days of faculty workshop, followed by classes starting next week.  Summer's over, in other words.  It's a good time to reflect on what got done, what got left undone, and what... continue

Christians Should Be Like That

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I just saw on the internet that Shawn Johnson, the American female gymnist, finally won her gold medal, on the balance beam.  For me, the highlight of the Olympics was not Michael Phelps, great as that was.  I thought the... continue
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