July 2009 Archives

Themelios

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The latest issue of Themelios is now online. In addition to a number of reviews there are lots of pieces worth reading: Carson on polemical theology, Trueman on advice for those thinking about a PhD, essays on Luther and baptismal... continue

Wee Frees welcomes defectors from the Church of Scotland?

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In the continued coverage of the decision of the Church of Scotland to appoint an openly gay minister, our friend, David Robertson, editor of the Monthly Record (the official magazine of the Free Church of Scotland) has recently been cited... continue

Apostle's Creed, A Great Thing To Say

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I seem to recall recently reading something from the good Dr. Trueman on the subversive nature of reciting the Apostle's Creed.  Then today I came across this as I was reading the good Dr. Packer: "Each worshiper . . .... continue

Rummaging Through Notes

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Phil, Your comments about Pennington sent me through piles of articles and things left on the cutting floor for The Decline.  One other person not included in the book but worthy of some ink is Wiliam Douglass.  Douglass served for... continue

Friends of Calvin

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So far I have surprised myself by sticking to my intended reading list for the Summer, and have just finished Machiel A. Van Den Berg's excellent paperback, Friends of Calvin. This collection of twenty-four of Calvin's colleagues, contemporaries, relations, friends... continue

More Pennington

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Hi Phil, Thanks for the warm comments re: The Decline and the suggestion of including James Pennington in future revisions.  Pennington is a hero, and like you I appreciate his ministry.  I continue to think that in so much of... continue

Addendum for Thabiti

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I have been doing a fair amount of reading on sabbatical, including Thabiti Anyabwile's The Decline of African American Theology, which I enjoyed immensely.  Thabiti uses original sources to document the ways in which African American theology has moved from... continue

Dear John, Happy Birthday

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I couldn't let the day pass without wishing John Calvin a very happy 500th.  He reminds us that theologians serve at the pleasure of God, in gratitude for him and for his glory.  He reminds us that theologians serve the... continue

Calvin500 (5)

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Day 5: and more sermons: Ted Donnelly with a superlative exposition of the closing verses of Romans 8 (if you can get a hold of this sermon you should); Hywel Jones on the Elihu narratives in Job (making the case... continue

Twins at Calvin500

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Phil Ryken trying to be me outside St. Pierre Cathedral, Geneva.       Day 4 and 3 more sermons: Geoff Thomas on election, Joel Beeke on the church and Martin Holdt on Psalm 100. "How can you know if... continue
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