Blog Posts by Derek Thomas

Helm's Deep Thoughts about Christmas

Article by   December 2007
Our good friend, Paul Helm, has provided Ref21 with another Christmas cracker. Go here.... continue

British ignorance over Nativity

Article by   December 2007
More than a quarter of adults in Britain do not know where Jesus was born. And between the ages of 18-24 the percentage rose to 38%. The percentage who could not identify John the Baptist as Jesus’ cousin rose to... continue

On a more serious note...

Article by   December 2007
Not to distract from the Tenth Pres elves, but I wanted to draw your attention to the response by Robert Godfrey and David VanDrunen of Wesminster Seminary California to Mark Garcia's blistering review of the book Covenant, Justification, and Pastoral... continue

The Glory of God

Article by   November 2007
A disagreement has broken out on whether or not Tom Schreiner is correct when he suggests (in his forthcoming book, New Testament Theology) that the most basic theme of the New Testament is, "God magnifying himself through Jesus Christ by means... continue

ETS

Article by   November 2007
I'm just back from the annual ETS (Evangelical Theological Society) gathering, this year in San Diego. I suppose anyone who's anyone in evangelicalism pops in and this year no less than John Piper and David Wells gave papers. Piper's was... continue

Parabolic Movies and Mozart

Article by   October 2007
A potpourri of trivia and gems: first, a warning if you listen to Rick's advice to watch the meerkat saga! He should have told us of the emotional cost of investing sympathy for Mozart and her two sisters! In the space... continue

Handsome? Theologically sound?

Article by   October 2007
I've been away in Canada and out of contact for a few days, but just look at what I see on my return! This article will cause you to seriously wonder whether the Alliance's President is theologically sound! Read to the... continue

More than Wallpaper!

Article by   October 2007
Just arrived -- literally minutes ago -- a the brand new translation of John Owen's Communion with the Triune God by Kelly Kapic and Justin Taylor. The foreword by Kevin J. Vanhoozer is fascinating in its own right, and as... continue

Trueman on Luther

Article by   October 2007
At the weekend (I was speaking in Oklahoma for the Alliance) a little bird sang of Carl Trueman trashing the Welsh "in a sermon." This cannot possibly be true and I mention it here only to dispel the rumor!  But... continue
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