August 2009 Archives

Thabiti Anyabwile on Christ the Center

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Interesting interview here with Thabiti Anyabwile.... continue

Hodge vs. Nevin on the Lord's Supper

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Keith Mathison of Ligonier has put together a blog post linking to the primary documents in the debate between Charles Hodge and John Williamson Nevin on the Lord's Supper, resulting from Nevin's 1846 book, The Mystical Presence.... continue

Christian Improv

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After three months on sabbatical, I am back to blogging again.  I start with a quote from Time magazine's Joel Stein, who made a guest appearance with the improv troupe at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church.  The group's leader explained that... continue

What Baptists Can Learn From Calvin

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Timothy George, writing at Christian History, writes: "2009 is a good time to look again at Calvin's theology and its relationship to the Baptist movement. Here are five theological principles Baptists can learn from Calvin."(No, paedobaptism isn't one of them!)... continue

Bruce Gordon's Calvin

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In this five-hundredth anniversary of Calvin's birth, booksellers have flooded the marketplace with all things John Calvin. Of all the books published in this anniversary year, the one that stands head-and-shoulders above the rest is Bruce Gordon's Calvin. In fact, it is... continue

Comparing BibleWorks, Logos, and Accordance

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Keith Mathison of Ligonier offers a helpful comparative review of these Bible software programs.... continue

The Gospel and the Idol of Busyness

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One of the things I'm learning is that busyness--doing good things--can itself become an idol, and that it's easy to have false guilt about all the good things I'm not doing. That's why I appreciated Kevin DeYoung's post today. Read... continue

Induction at Point Free Church

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Last night I was inducted as minister of Point Free Church. Some information on the church is available on the church website here. Online sermons will be available here. ... continue

New Commentary on Isaiah and Calvin on the Psalms

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My colleague and teacher of Old Testament, Prof John L Mackay, has now had the second volume of his new commentary on Isaiah published. Details on the Evangelical Press website here. It is every bit as comprehensive and as helpful... continue

Euthanasia of Mission

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My former colleague in ministry in Belfast and good friend, Dr. John Ross, currently at Dumisani Theological Institute (King William's Town, South Africa) has written a fascinating piece on missions here. Ref21 readers will find it well worth reading.... continue
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