January 2011 Archives

Meeting Myself

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A few years ago, I taught a course on Jonathan Edwards at London Theological Seminary.  I saw Stephen Nichols on the roster, thinking it was I.  Turns out, it was a student named Stephen Nichols.  Stephen, who grew up in... continue

A disclaimer -- and a cool tip for saving money

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First, the Reformation 21 Department for Creative Ridiculing of the Faithful wants to scotch rumours that this person is the product of its members' fevered imaginations.  Yes, it is true: he embodies all of the things Trueman most admires: the... continue

Weekends Away!

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There are few things that get the Levy blood boiling like weekends away.  I live on the outskirts of London. It's glorious suburbia with a bit of an edge - but not much.  Lots of people in our church who... continue

The eccentrics conference

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I spent Monday this week back in Wales at a ministers' conference. It's something that my more famous brother runs.  It's entitled the Eccentrics Conference  (partly to mock the slightly pompous Eclectics Conference that used to take place). It's really a gathering of... continue

Puffin' the ...

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Kindle (or Ipad) users will be interested to see that Amazon have now released an e-version of Carl Trueman's "The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind" (Moody) here for a buck and a half.  Who said Carl wasn't cheap?... continue

Congratulations Liam Goligher and Tenth Presbyterian Church

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By now most of our readers will have heard that our own fellow-blogger here at Ref21, Laim Goligher, has received and accepted a call to the pulpit of Tenth Presbyterian Church.  As part of the extended Tenth community, I am... continue

The Godly Way To Eat a Hamburger, or Not

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After going months without seeing Carl Trueman, I get to see him two times this month.  Last Sunday he preached at my home church (Thanks for the sermon, Carl.) and in a bit he and I will be joining in with... continue

The lure of the gold

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Stuck in snow and ice in South Carolina, I've been ruminating Paul's New Year missive about the Brits in America, with its sordid plot line of filthy lucre and their collective misguided, duplicitous claims of divine guidance when, if truth... continue

iPods

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Paul missed the two key tracks on Trueman's iPod before his move: `If I Were a Rich Man' by Topol, and `Sailing to Philadelphia' (the reference to Knopfler last week surely being a Freudian slip).  Of course, rumour has it... continue

Carl's bang on the money

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The last time Carl stayed here I was looking through his ipod and saw on his favourites.....   Money for nothing - Dire Straits Money Money Money - Abba Money can't buy me love - Beatles Opportunities (let's make lots... continue
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