Blog Posts by Stephen Nichols

All Souls

Article by   September 2008
I'm in London for a week of lectures at London Theological Seminary.  Of course, London's a wonderful city to visit, not the least of which reason is the chance to visit places everyone talks about.  So on Sunday morning I... continue

Dreams Deferred, Or, Why I'm Jealous of Sean

Article by   August 2008
I noticed that over on his blog Sean Lucas refers to fulfilling his lifelong dream of seeing the Boss in concert.  The week before Springsteen made his way through St. Louis' arches, he was in Hershey, PA, a mere hour's... continue

American Idol

Article by   August 2008
When we pin all of our hope as well as our despair on the presidency of the United States, we've not only committed idolatry, we're also guilty of sloth, and we also (sometimes) sound mean.  I'm not suggesting that we... continue

Things done and undone

Article by   August 2008
Today I'm back to work with a full two days of faculty workshop, followed by classes starting next week.  Summer's over, in other words.  It's a good time to reflect on what got done, what got left undone, and what... continue

Robert Webber, Presuppositionalist

Article by   August 2008
I've been reading the late Robert Webber's last book, Who Gets To Narrate the World? Contending for the Christian Story in an Age of Rivals  (IVP, 2008), and came across these lines: "When we argue [in an evidentialist] way, we... continue

Out of Africa

Article by   August 2008
Just back from a week in the Pocono Mountains, speaking at Pinebrook Bible Conference.  While there, I met up with a retired missionary from Scott Theological College in Kenya.  And after some wonderful conversations with him, I decided to return... continue

On being selfish

Article by   July 2008
One of the many lessons we're hoping our kids learn is the standard one on not being selfish.  A hard lesson for them, especially since I am so selfish my self.  We all are.  I was reminded of this yesterday... continue

Memories

Article by   July 2008
Here's one for the historians. "Memory is much more significant than originality." Samuel Wells, Improvisation:  The Drama of Christian Ethics, 147.... continue

On being selfish

Article by   July 2008
One of the many lessons we're hoping our kids learn is the standard one on not being selfish.  A hard lesson for them, especially since I am so selfish my self.  We all are.  I was reminded of this yesterday... continue

Rosell's new book and Balmer's fascinating panel

Article by   June 2008
One quick addition to my summer reading list:  Garth Rosell's The Surprising Work of God:  Harold John Ockenga, Billy Graham, and the Rebirth of Evangelicalism.  Ockenga was in the first graduating class of Westminster, among the faculty and student exiles... continue
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