Blog Posts by Iain D Campbell

Reformed ghetto blasters

Article by   August 2008
I've just been reading Collin Hansen's Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist's Journey with the New Calvinists. It's a fascinating exploration of the growing influence of names with which we are familiar: John Piper, Mark Dever, Al Mohler. I don't get... continue

Theologians in Exile

Article by   August 2008
I have just been listening to a new CD recording of Gaelic songs celebrating the work of one of our island's great poets, Murdo Macfarlane. He lent the expressiveness of his native Celtic tongue to his poetry, with the result... continue

Summer trips and Summer reading

Article by   July 2008
Now that I am back from my holiday in Florida it's time to resume blogging. One of the highlights of our trip was to hear R.C. Sproul preaching in his church in Sanford; his exposition of Matthew 6:25-34 was uplifting... continue

An interesting approach to sermon preparation

Article by   July 2008
I came across this gem while re-reading the biography of Principal John Macleod of the Free Church. Macleod was Professor of Greek in the Free Church College from 1906-13, minister of the Free North Church, Inverness, 1913-1929, and Professor of... continue

I believe in the new perspective...

Article by   June 2008
We had a special service in our church this evening.   The traditions of Scottish Highland evangelical piety in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries gave rise to the 'Question' meeting. This was a meeting in which the laymen of the... continue

Books update

Article by   June 2008
Thanks to all who have volunteered to review my list of books. Of the books I posted earlier today, only the following are left: Sharon Heaney CONTEXTUAL THEOLOGY FOR LATIN AMERICA: LIBERATION THEMES IN EVANGELICAL PERSPECTIVE (Paternoster) Christopher R. Seitz... continue

Free books... (well, almost free anyway)

Article by   June 2008
As some of you know I am currently the Review Editor for the Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology, published jointly by Rutherford House and the Scottish Evangelical Theological Society. With the permission of the Ref21 editor-in-chief, I am going to... continue

Iain D's Summer Reading

Article by   June 2008
My Summer reading has started with John R. Muether's new biography of Cornelius Van Til, which I am enjoying. My theological reading list for the next few weeks includes Michael Haykin and Kenneth Stewart's The Emergence of Evangelicalism: Exploring Historical... continue

My favourite piece of hagiography

Article by   June 2008
For delightful reading, John Kennedy's The Days of the Fathers in Ross-shire is unbeatable. For a study of the ministers and men of Ross-shire in Scotland in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, it is indispensable.In the following passage Kennedy... continue

18 Words

Article by   June 2008
Given the attention to Jim Packer's split with the Anglican Church of Canada, I wanted to draw some attention to one of his best writing projects, recently published in Scotland by Mentor under the title 18 Words: The Most Important... continue
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