June 2009 Archives

Summer Reading

Article by   June 2009
Two months left, still plenty of time to get some reading in.  I wanted to be compliant, though late, with Derek's request to report on our summer reading list.  And, now that Rodney Trotter's on my trail, I need allies. ... continue

Summer Reading

Article by   June 2009
A while back, someone started us off with a list of their summer reading.  Seeing that I didn't finish last summer's reading, I'm being a little less ambitious this year.  But here are a few things I'm enjoying or hope... continue

PRTS - Joel Beeke - Calvin for the 21st Century

Article by   June 2009
This year the reformed world has seen a number of books and conferences related to the life and work of John Calvin.  For instance, Derek and I will be participating in the "Calvin 500" in Geneva next week.  Of course, many... continue

Cynicism at the Las Vegas Airport

Article by   June 2009
For the record, I have never been to Las Vegas, nor intend to go--unless, the PCA ever plans to hold GA there.  Then, I will become a ruling elder at my church, and, then, I will go. As for now,... continue

Feel His Pain

Article by   June 2009
Trueman is too hurt by Justin's link to criticism of Rachel Maddow to respond himself, and so asks simply that we feel his hurt as he processes the pain.  And as to Steve Nichols and his criticism of CRT's cynicism... continue

Hypocrisy as the Unpardonable Sin

Article by   June 2009
Joe Carter, at the First Thoughts Blog, has a thoughtful post on the difference between hypocrisy and moral inconsistency.(Be forewarned, Carl, that the link contains criticism of Rachel Maddow, which I know will cause you to be disappointed, hurt, saddened,... continue

The King of Pop Is Dead, Long Live The Apostle

Article by   June 2009
I always knew it, Carl harbors deep conspiratorial suspicions regarding the media.  So fundamentalist.  It took the death of Jackson to bring them to the surface.  Alas, my reflections on the death of Jackson took a different turn.  I was... continue

Article in NRO

Article by   June 2009
OK, I don't point people to the National Review very often but, as I get older, balder, and descend further into the demented netherworld of MMAGdom, some of it does start to make more sense (especially now that I see... continue

Jacko: a Very English Death Scene

Article by   June 2009
One of the striking things about popular representations of public executions in the eighteenth century is the contrast between the French and the English approach. French artists typically ignored the gathered crowd and focused in detail on the face of... continue

Iguanamen Infiltrate the OPC

Article by   June 2009
It seems Trueman spoke truth when he alluded to an invasion of the Iguanamen in his recent `Thank God for Bandit Country.'  Here is proof positive that his own denomination has been infiltrated by creatures from the planet Iguanadon who... continue
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