August 2010 Archives

Should Preachers ever say, "I don't Know!"

Article by   August 2010
Sunday evening, at one of our infrequent sessions with the interns (supper and Q and A), Ligon and myself were asked an interesting question, one which has remained with me: what does a preacher do when confronted by differing opinions... continue

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Article by   August 2010
Carl, thanks for the thoughtful post. As usual, there's always food for thought--and I always want just a bit more nuance here or there!What do you think about how this all relates to a plurality of elders? It seems clear... continue

Poor old Trueman....

Article by   August 2010
A bad week for Trueman, a good week for taxi drivers.  Now he's upset the Lutherans -- say it ain't so!  Clearly, his appeal to pray for the spread of the gospel in Germany should not have included prayer for... continue

Remembering Marx... or not

Article by   August 2010
In our Friday morning staff meeting (at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson that is), Ligon invariably asks me to lead in a devotional. This morning I reflected for a moment or two on the fact that on August 26, 1824, Karl... continue

On Avoiding Public Self-Humiliation

Article by   August 2010
Is it just me, or has there been an outbreak this past week of embarrassing examples of Christians dialoging badly with one another in the public square?Off the top of my head:R. Scott Clark's blog response to Clark Pinnock's death... continue

Alliance Council member Gene Veith on Vocation

Article by   August 2010
When you understand it properly, the doctrine of vocation--"doing everything for God's glory"--is not a platitude or an outdated notion. This principle that we vaguely apply to our lives and our work is actually the key to Christian ethics, to... continue

The Encyclopedia Puritannica Project

Article by   August 2010
I'm currently at the Puritan Reformed Conference in Grand Rapids, and thoroughly enjoying myself. 'The Beauty and Glory of Christ' - why did no-one think of a conference with this grand theme before? One of the blessings is books and... continue

And this one for comic relief.....

Article by   August 2010
What year did Trueman graduate from Westminster?  And who ghost wrote all those pesky books and articles for mainstream academic presses? Answers on a postcard please. Mr. Bahnsen would like to know.   Leaves one wondering if anyone actually reads Trueman... continue

Late Summer Reading

Article by   August 2010
Not wishing to disturb Trueman (who seems to be on a roll), I have a couple of books to bring to your attention. Both of these are by former colleagues of mine (and therefore I'm totally biased). The first is... continue

Truemanus refutatus

Article by   August 2010
It's good to see that our errant colleague, Trueman, has been roundly refuted over at the Christianity Today online edition, regarding his comments on Dinesh D'Souza's appointment at King's.  CRT had, of course, made the ridiculous point that the appointment... continue
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