Blog Posts by Derek Thomas

The Trials of Church Historians

Article by   March 2010
Just landed on my desk: a copy of The Trials of Theology: Becoming a 'Proven Worker' in a Dangerous Business edited by Andrew J. B. Cameron and Brian S. Rosner (Christian Focus). Essays include voices from the past (Luther, Spurgeon,... continue

Preaching again...

Article by   March 2010
Further to my last post, my good friend Dr. John Ross (Dumisani Theological Institute, King William's Town, SA), made the following insightful comment:"I fully agree it is pushing the envelope to say that a meaningful encounter with God happens nowhere... continue

More on Barthian preaching

Article by   March 2010
Further to Carl's comments on Barthian preaching...   Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of Barthian preaching is their belief that something happens in preaching that happens nowhere else. Lacking an authoritative epistemological base, Barthians assume the posture all too common elsewhere... continue

Vanhoozer for Dummies

Article by   March 2010
Want to hear Kevin Vanhoozer explain his new book, "Remythologizing Theology"? Check out this interview with Guy Davies here.... continue

Discouraged?

Article by   March 2010
Discouraged in ministry by the likes of Trotter et al?  I have been trying to keep Del Boy from responding too his errant younger brother but I fear his ire will explode soon. In the mean time, you should avail... continue

Shepherding: Dr. Timothy Witmer's new book

Article by   March 2010
It is something a record when Westminster Bookstore informs me that Dr Tim Witmer's new book on Shepherding has sold out in 2 days and that the publishers (P & R) are already on a second printing (due next week,... continue

Ryken's new book

Article by   March 2010
I have just received a copy of Phil Ryken's new (almost) book, Discovering God in Stories from the Bible (P & R) in which he examines the attributes of God from the stories of Moses, Saul, David and Job and others.... continue

Professor Donald Wiseman [1918 - 2010]

Article by   February 2010
The death of archeologist and Assyriologist, Professor Donald Wiseman, whose evangelical convictions led him to study the connections between archeological doscoveries and the Old Testament, is reported here.... continue

Providence and Calvin

Article by   February 2010
I am preaching on the doctrine of providence tomorrow from a text in 1 Samuel. For some inexplicable reason, I have called the sermon, "The Saints and the providence of God." And, as it happens, I picked up this week... continue

Why not play rugby on Sunday?

Article by   February 2010
Martin Downes drew my attention to this piece in today's The Guardian newspaper:  The Scottish tighthead prop (ask Carl Trueman what that means) Euan Murray explained to The Guardian why he won't be trampling over French rugby players on Sunday,... continue
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