Blog Posts by Derek Thomas

Books on my desk...

Article by   November 2009
  A couple of books that have come my way are outstanding: the first, by Tony Merida (Ok, he's in Mississippi, so I'm biased), called Faithful Preaching: Declaring Scripture with Responsibility, Passion, and Authenticity (B&H Publishing, 2009). Merida has... continue

Packer on hell

Article by   November 2009
Martin Downes draws my attention to a lecture on hell and annhilation given by J. I. Packer in Cardiff in 1991.  You can find an audio file here.... continue

Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress

Article by   October 2009
Crossway have just published a brand new edition of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, edited by C. J. Lovik with superb (breathtaking) illustrations by Mike Wimmer. "If any smoothing of Bunyan's seventeenth century language plus new colored pictures can set Pilgrim's Progress... continue

In the beginning...

Article by   October 2009
In the beginning God separated pre-existing matter according to the Dutch professor, Ellen van Wolde. In an article that appears here, Professor Wolde claims the Hebrew text of Genesis 1:1 has been mistranslated until -- yes, until she came along... continue

Will a Loving God Condemn People to Hell?

Article by   September 2009
It is a question that came my way recently: will God really condemn good people to hell? And the answer is yes. However, we need to approach the answer with some deliberate sensitivity. First, we need to assert three inviolable... continue

Falling in Love with the Church -- again

Article by   September 2009
“Love me, love my dog,” they say, and my poor dog has been sick all summer and continues to be in bad shape. But it is not dogs I am writing about here; it is the church. Jesus seems to... continue

Thabiti Anyabwile on Christ the Center

Article by   August 2009
Interesting interview here with Thabiti Anyabwile.... continue

Euthanasia of Mission

Article by   August 2009
My former colleague in ministry in Belfast and good friend, Dr. John Ross, currently at Dumisani Theological Institute (King William's Town, South Africa) has written a fascinating piece on missions here. Ref21 readers will find it well worth reading.... continue

Paul Helm in Helm's Deep

Article by   August 2009
If you haven't read Paul Helm latest review of Professor Charles' Partee's book, The Theology of John Calvin, do so immediately.  You will find it here.  As they say in Belfast, "It's a cracker!"... continue

Belated Happy Birthday, Gresham Machen

Article by   August 2009
Machen's birthday (July 28) went almost unnoticed (blame Calvin), but our friend Martin Downes has put together a helpful Machen resource here.... continue
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