Blog Posts by Derek Thomas

OOOps

Article by   November 2006
Thanks Phil! I'm at home and in bed with "the dreaded lurgy" -- some kind of cold/flu thing. I got the flu shot but I guess it didn't work! Stephen Dawkins -- who is he? I meant Richard Dawkins. In... continue

Der Freischütz?

Article by   November 2006
For one minute Carl, i thought you were blogging on Carl Maria von Weber (composer of the opera, Der Freischütz), but then reality struck me! But I'm intrigued to know whether you agree with Max Weber's thesis in The Protestant Ethic... continue

Dawkins v. Robertson

Article by   November 2006
Our good friend, David Robertson (Free Church, Dundee) has written a  review of Stephen Dawkins' latest book, The God Delusion. His review was posted on the Dawkins web page (initially on the front page!). The responses (most are vitriolic) are phenomenal.... continue

SC3

Article by   November 2006
OK Ligon, we're getting impatient now. How long will we have to wait for your apologetical insights into Santa Claus 3? Did you see any Christological motifs? Was it up there with Lord of the Rings? Should we forsake all and... continue

Good viewing

Article by   November 2006
Carl, since we're commending good reading, I thought you should all know that Ligon is off to see "Santa Claus 3" this evening! Was there a 1 and 2? Hopefully, we're in for some edgy blogs with "missional" import, discerning... continue

Able to or able not to?

Article by   November 2006
I've been pondering again what is always a somewhat thorny issue: was Jesus able to sin or was he not able to sin? It arose again yesterday in a Patristics class in which we were examining the early work of... continue

When Good Men Fall

Article by   November 2006
Over the past few years, I have witnessed the fall of several colleagues, some of which have had catastrophic consequences, two of whom are still serving prison sentences. In most cases, I never saw it coming. It occurs to me... continue

Calvin and NPP

Article by   October 2006
Sorry Justin.  I wasn't engaged in Halloween activities, just preaching ten times in four days and with little to no access to the internet! But let me answer your question as to what Calvin would say about the New Perspective... continue

Reformation Society in Sioux Center

Article by   October 2006
I have just returned from a delightful couple of days Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Sorry, Justin, I thought initially I was heading for Sioux City and have to confess that I wasn't aware of just how far apart... continue

New ref21 edition launching shortly

Article by   October 2006
Within a few hours, we'll be launching a new edition of reformation21 focusing on the contributions of Francis Schaeffer. Jerram Barrs and Mark Ryan provide insightful summaries of Schaeffer's life and ministry. And Carl Trueman reflects on the anti-historical bias of the... continue
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