August 2012 Archives

Three (Not) of a Kind

Article by   August 2012
Three new books have crossed my desk this week, each of them worth looking at:In the tradition of William Cunningham, B. B. Warfield and Helmut Thielicke, Kelly Kapic has published A Little Book for New Theologians (IVP USA) which looks... continue

Denny Responds (but not like Conan)

Article by   August 2012
In anticipation of my visit to SBTS in two weeks, it seems the profs there are lining up to shoot me.  First, Michael Haykin on spiritual formation.  Now another friend, Denny Burk has responded in a firm but friendly way... continue

The Anti-Conan

Article by   August 2012
After my comments on complementarianism last week, some have pushed back, arguing that this is a gospel distinctive or issue.Again, let me start by asserting my own complementarianism and also my allegiance to a denomination which, as far as I... continue

Conan the Complentarian Revisited

Article by   August 2012
I see that Frank Turk at TeamPyro has concluded that my recent Conan the Barbarian comment was aimed at Ligon Duncan and started something of a twitter about it.  Nonsense.  A careful comparison of the two men indicates no similarity... continue

A Return to Forsyth

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Longstanding readers of this blog, if such exist at all, may remember that I have a number of 'guilty pleasures'.  Top among these would be the writings of John Henry Newman and Peter Taylor Forsyth, neither of whom would make... continue

"Grace abounding! Oh the sweetness"

Article by   August 2012
8 7. 8 7 (Sussex)Grace abounding! Oh the sweetnessOf those words to sinful hearts.Trace the stream of heavenly mercyThat on darkened Calvary starts.Kings dispensing earthly splendoursCannot match our gracious Lord:Grace abounding! Oh the richesOf the bounty now outpoured.Grace divine! How... continue

Who cares about conferences !?

Article by   August 2012
Recently I spent  some time with someone who wanted to talk to me because he was concerned about a conference he had been to. The conference hadn't been up to scratch, according to this guy, and though there were some... continue

Confused by Complementarianism? You probably should be.

Article by   August 2012
Given that the issue of complementarianism is raising its head over at The Gospel Coalition, it provides an opportunity to reflect on an issue that has always perplexed me: why is the complementarian/egalitarian debate such a significant bone of contention... continue

A Puritan preacher remembered

Article by   August 2012
Dr William Bates preached the funeral sermon of Thomas Manton. When we read how he described his departed friend, we understand why it is reported that Bates would weep whenever he spoke of Manton for some years after his friend's... continue

The Man of Joy

Article by   August 2012
If creation provides the basic mold filled by redemptive re-creation (Is 45:18; Rev 7:9; 1 Cor 15:45), and if human fathers with their children, however finitely or imperfectly, image God as the Father of His children (Matt 7:11; Heb 12:7),... continue
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