February 2013 Archives

Legal Notes: Absurdly Stupid, Absurdly Sinister, Hauntingly Eloquent

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Two legal stories caught my eye today.  In the first, drinkers are suing Anheuser-Busch for watering down its beers, such as Budweiser and Michelob.   While I could sympathise with someone suing the company for calling their products 'beer,' I... continue

Great Resources for Children

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As a pastor I always seek to recommend solid, Christ-centered reading materials for the people I shepherd. Just recently I came across two superb series of children's books which I cannot commend highly enough. Not only do these volumes explain Bible... continue

A Marxist Response to Evangelicalism

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Please don't think I am stalking Denny Burk.  I would not dare: he is bigger and stronger than me and probably packs heat; in comparison, I am just a small, unarmed Englishman. Still, at the risk of appearing to have... continue

Keep Calm and Carry On

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Denny Burk is on a roll this week.  His comments on the latest furore surrounding Tim Tebow's withdrawal from a church engagement are most apposite. Now, I have no sensitivity to (or sympathy with) American 'sports,' so, I am guessing... continue

Signs you are truly welcome at Capitol Hill Baptist Church: No. 306

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When you wash your hands in the rest room and drop the paper towel into the rubbish bin, you notice one of your own articles screwed up and lying on top of the trash.As Donna Summer once sang, 'I feel... continue

I Confess (Part III)

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In the first two posts of this series, I argued that confessions are useful for the way in which they facilitate a disciplined church life: office bearers are bound to uphold confessional teaching; and their power is thus delimited by... continue

"The Mortification of Spin"

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For those who don't know of it, you may be interested to hear that Todd Pruitt and Carl "I'm not a celebrity, I'm just high-profile" Trueman are building their empire with a podcast entitled The Mortification of Spin. According to... continue

A Wise Word from Denny

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Denny Burk offers a helpful reminder that it is good to read blogs before actually criticising them.I do hope that the next Rob Bell book (which I have not read, nor, despite the rumours, critiqued) uses sources somewhat more appropriately... continue

The Pope and John McClane

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No, that's not the title of the latest po-mo book on reaching the unchurched. Rather, its intended to draw your attention to the new piece on ref21 by our friend Leonardo De Chirco on the Pope's last encyclical, as well... continue

Things You Might Not Want To Say In A Sermon: Part 107

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'Your wife is never more beautiful than on your wedding day.  It's all downhill from then on.'I can honestly say I have not received such animated and engaged feedback from The Sisterhood since the time I referred to Downton Abbey... continue
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