September 2008 Archives

Why me?

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My wife asked me a question.  She was wondering why my posts, and only my posts, have this nonsense heading.  I'm not sure of the answer, at least not entirely.  It could have something to do with my Luddite past. ... continue

Lancaster County Air

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I see Phil Ryken is busy posting.  I have a theory as to why, and it has to do with Lancaster County air.  Phil paid us a visit this past weekend, speaking at my church's, Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA), fortieth... continue

The Big and the Small of It

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Several readers have asked for comment on Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) -- the atom smasher located near Geneva at CERN (the European Centre for Nuclear Research).  The new facility, which started operations earlier this month (although some recent electrical problems could... continue

Second Best

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Like Carl, I have a warm appreciation for Machen's Christianity and Liberalism.  On a personal and biographical note, the book had a very important influence on my father's theology and discipleship when he was in college and trying to sort... continue

FB Meyer and Melbourne Hall

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I am just back from preaching at anniversary services at Melbourne Hall Evangelical Free Church in Leicester. The most famous occupant of its pulpit was its first minister, F.B. Meyer (of whom a recent biography by Bob Holman was published... continue

Themelios

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A new issue of Themelios is now online.Be sure not to miss Don Carson's editorial (on the relationship between the gospel and deeds of mercy) and Carl Trueman's article on The Second Most Important Book You Will Ever Read.... continue

Reinke on Manton

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Tony Reinke recently completed a series of blog posts on the neglected Puritan, Thomas Manton: Review of the Complete Works of Thomas Manton Interview: Ten Reasons to Read Manton Today Beeke: Biography of Thomas Manton (1620-1677) Manton: Walking by Faith... continue

John Newton - A Word to Calvinists, on controversy

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"Of all people who engage in controversy, we, who are called Calvinists, are most expressly bound by our own principles to the exercise of gentleness and moderation. If, indeed, they who differ from us have a power of changing themselves,... continue

Spice Girls Better than Zeppelin???

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Yes, it's official. See here. Isn't democracy wonderful.  I am not sure how to interpret the results.  Perhaps as a reactionary, Del-boy type feudalist: we need to return to the good old Wagnerian days; see what the generation of soul-patched,... continue

Culture Making

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A couple of days ago, I had some time to read on a flight to Philadelphia, and so was able finally to finish Andy Crouch's new book, Culture Making: Recovering our Creative Calling. I have to admit that the pre-pub... continue
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