February 2011 Archives

Me and Muammar: What We Have In Common

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Seeing Colonel Gadaffi clinging desperately to power in Libya has rather taken my mind back to my childhood.  You see, the Colonel and I have one odd thing in common: we were both taught English literature by the same man,... continue

Inerrancy From the Resurrection

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In light of Prof. von Hoffman's stunning (but all too familiar) revisionist historiography, I thought it might be helpful to highlight an argument for the inerrancy of Scripture that I had not heard until Warfield--who else?--brought it to my attention:"[Jesus']... continue

PCRT is in Portland OR!

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The Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology is in Portland OR this week. We still have plenty of room, so register at the door! This years theme is: Children of God: Adopted into the Father's Love. "If the love of a father will not... continue

Shock claim by historian: `Hitler never existed!'

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Professor Tales von Hoffman, of the University of Copelia-Bratwurst, shocked the historical world last night by claiming that Hitler never existed.`A careful study of 20th century documents indicates that Hitler never actually existed but was simply a literary-theological type of... continue

Isobel Kuhn

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My wife likes Isobel Kuhn and so, after 10 years of marriage, I've just read 'By Searching', the first volume of her autobiography. It tells  the story from her going to college to her leaving for China. I feared it... continue

Trueman and Gaga

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Am I the only one in thinking that Carl protests a little bit too much about Lady Gaga?She seems to make more appearances on the Ref 21 blog than Iain D Campbell.... continue

On Skinny Bimbos Who Can (Possibly) Sing, And God's Divine Plan

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Neil Strauss has a fascinating article over at the WSJ about the number of top pop stars who think that their careers are specially anointed by God as part of his higher purposes.    I guess it is indicative of... continue

Carl Trueman, C. S. Lewis, and the 'Devil Ransom Theory'

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For this my inaugural post as a Ref21 blogger, I want first of all to thank Derek Thomas and Jeremy Smith for their gracious invitation to join this august group.  Although I'm sure I won't be able to match either... continue

On Being Afriad of Virginia Woolf (and art pastors)

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In the Lord's gracious providence, I recently had the opportunity to travel with my family to my hometown of Greenville, South Carolina to participate in the ordination service of a dear friend (a thrilling experience, by the way). While escaping... continue

The Differences Between Europe and America

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Ever wondered what really constitute the cultural differences between Europe and America?  It is often said that one is more secular than the other.  After all, compare this American pastor with this European self-help guru.   Of course, the difference... continue
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