Blog Posts by Sean Lucas

Sean's Summer Reading, no. 1

Article by   June 2008
Our intrepid director requested that we blog about our summer reading; since I know I will either throw some of these books to the side, complete others, and start new ones, this is my first installment (in various stages, all... continue

Defining apotheosis

Article by   June 2008
The great thing about this blog is that you get to learn new words. From dictionary.com: apotheosis means "model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal." I typically abominate learning new words, but this one seems... continue

The Only Hope for America

Article by   June 2008
This past April, my wife and I had the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of the Westminster Seminary California community as the Westminster Student Association Lecturer. We had a wonderful time and hopefully were able to contribute a bit. My... continue

Competing Claims

Article by   May 2008
In my morning worship, I've also been reading sections of Isaiah. One thing that struck me were the competing claims represented in Isaiah 46 and 47. In Isaiah 46, God clearly stakes his claim to absolute sovereign rights: "for I... continue

Language and the Redemption of the Nations

Article by   May 2008
In my morning worship today, I was in Zephaniah and 3:9 leaped out at me: "For at that time I will change the speech of the peoples to a pure speech, that all of them may call upon the name... continue

What are creeds?

Article by   May 2008
Timely words from J. Gresham Machen, "The Creeds and Doctrinal Advance," in God Transcendent, ed. Ned B. Stonehouse (Eerdmans, 1949), 145: That is often forgotten by those who today undertake to write confessional statements. Let us give expression to our... continue

Shocking News...

Article by   May 2008
...from the Gospel Coalition today. While introducing various council members, Mark Dever, senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, revealed that Ligon Duncan was a guest from his own church. He even suggested that this was a long-time coming transition for... continue

Back from Harvard, no. 2

Article by   May 2008
One of the key teachings in the course (on the art and practice of leadership development) that I took at Harvard this past week was the importance of "owning your piece of the mess." That is to say, as we operate... continue

Back from Harvard, no. 1

Article by   May 2008
I'm back home after a week at Harvard University where I attended a course on "the art and practice of leadership development." The course was led by Marty Linsky and Ronald Heifetz, who co-authored Leadership on the Line. It was... continue

Preaching the Gospel to all sorts of voices

Article by   May 2008
Many readers of this blog are familiar with Martyn Lloyd-Jones' instruction to preaching the Gospel to ourselves. In his book, Spiritual Depression (pp. 20-21), Lloyd-Jones said:Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact... continue
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