Blog Posts by Mark Jones

Why Twitter is Stupid

Article by   September 2014
Warning: this post may be offensive to people with absolutely no sense of humour:Twitter can be a dangerous place for trying to do theology. Information sharing is one thing; but "tweeting" - is that a word? - theology is quite... continue

Preaching & Piety: Are we Donatists?

Article by   September 2014
What does the holiness of the minister have to do with the efficacy of the preached Word? Are we falling into a Donatist error (from Donatus who re-baptized clergy who had lapsed in the Great Persecution, A.D. 303-305) by insisting... continue

Mr Contrarian (CRT) does the Ice Bucket Challenge

Article by   September 2014
A council member from - ahem - The Gospel Coalition sent me this today. We here at Reformation21 nominate the entire Gospel Coalition, all 1,000,000+ of you.  Carl Trueman's Ice-Bucket challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7XUU6DWSjUSome observations are in order: 1. We know Carl is against  American pastors... continue

Singing God's Words or Man's Words?

Article by   August 2014
Years ago I was asked the following question by someone who holds to exclusive Psalmody: "Do you think it is better to sing God's words or man's words?" My answer: we should never sing man's words. But I say this... continue

A Strangled Baby & A Gold Cup

Article by   August 2014
Why do good things happen to bad people and why do bad things happen to good people? Strictly speaking, there has only ever been one good person who has had bad things happen to him, and he volunteered! But the... continue

Masturbation: The Unforgivable Sin?

Article by   August 2014
At an OPC youth camp over a year ago I had the privilege of addressing young men and women on the topic of masturbation, among other topics (e.g., Machen, Machen, and more Machen). As some of you may know, the... continue

A Storm in a Keg: Could Christ Have Sinned?

Article by   August 2014
In his book, "Tough Topics", Sam Storms addresses the question of Christ's impeccability ("Could Jesus Sin?"). He writes: "For many years I strongly advocated the impeccability of Christ, insisting that because he was God incarnate, he was incapable of sinning. Now,... continue

Not to be a Suffenus

Article by   August 2014
Ne Mihi Suffenus essem - Not to be my own Suffenus "Duller is he than country dullness' self,Once he takes pen in hand, yet ne'er so happyAs when he scribbles verse; then is he allSelf-admiration and self-centered bliss." Because of the internet,... continue

A Real Balanced Man

Article by   July 2014
I am I am, I am I am I think I am, I think I am I'm glad I am I'm proud I am A real [balanced] manWho is this person in the middle who carefully avoids extremes in his theologizing? It is all... continue

Was Jonathan Edwards a Puritan?

Article by   July 2014
Just who were the Puritans? Was Jonathan Edwards a Puritan? Was Matthew Henry a Puritan? Is Nacho Libre a Puritan? The answers to these questions are not uniform, but I think that once we answer the first question the following... continue
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