Blog Posts by Derek Thomas

Packer on Impassibility

Article by   October 2006
Thanks for this entry on divine impassibility, Phil. I haven't see it as yet but will look forward to reading it. Here are a couple of quotes from J. I. Packer on the issue which I found helpful.... continue

Fifty books

Article by   October 2006
It might be worth our while listing what we might think the fifty most influential books have been for us, don't you think?  Let's start listing some and after a while we'll compile a reformation21 wish list!  For me, it... continue

Augustine's Commentary on Galatians

Article by   October 2006
Oxford University Press have just released the paperback edition of Augustine's Commentary on Galatians in a fresh translation and lengthy (very lengthy!) introduction by University of Scranton professor, Eric Plumer (hardback edition appeared in 2003). What caught my eye (amidst... continue

Are We Ready for Battle?

Article by   October 2006
Philip Johnston in yesterday's edition of The Daily Telegraph newspaper.gave a chilling account of what the latest European Union legal rulings will mean for Britain. He took as his cue an adverisement in a local newspaper, which read: "Retired couple... continue

Updating John Owen

Article by   September 2006
Kelly Kapic informs me that several updated editions of works by John Owen are due for publication in the next year.Due in October (by Crossway) are three classic treatises on sin and temptation: Overcoming Sin and Temptation: Three Classic Works (edited... continue

Erring with Ehrman

Article by   September 2006
Anyone wanting to read a brief, but brilliant rebuttal of Bart Ehrman's latest attack on the Bible's textual trustworthiness, Misquoting Jesus, should read Robert Gundry's "Post-Mortem: Death by Hardening of the Categories" In the September/October edition of Books and Culture.... continue

Border Crossings

Article by   September 2006
I am just back from one of Carl Trueman's haunts: tell it not in Gath, but I slept in his bed! I refer to a trip to Canada for Sola Scriptura Ministries, and my good friend Heinz D. Now, I'd... continue

Augustine through Helm and Under Thomas

Article by   September 2006
[NOTE: PAUL HELM SENT ALONG THIS COMMENT FOR THE BLOG. IT IS POSTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR UNDER DEREK'S NAME FOR SIMPLICITY'S SAKE]Derek Thomas's excellent piece on the emotional life of Christians reminded me of this bit of Augustine, who is... continue

Especially for Carl

Article by   September 2006
Just FYI.  A new Understanding the Times has been posted in this issue, as well as a few book reviews. Carl, I have made some self-deprecating statements about the Welsh.  ... continue

Horsin' around

Article by   September 2006
The Wall Street Journal article indicating all is not well in Saddleback land (WSJ Sept 5), has been picked up everywhere, including here, in the Southern Baptist Press.... continue
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