Blog Posts by Stephen Nichols

Summer Reading

Article by   June 2008
Compliance is good, even if it comes late, which is to say I finally have my summer reading list to add to the mix.  I'm working on a book on American religious history this summer, so I'll be reading just... continue

The Outsiders

Article by   June 2008
Thabiti, since you and I aren't at the General Assembly this week and everyone else is, let's say we find a B B King concert to go to.  Game?  We outsiders have to stick together.  (This, of course, doesn't mean you,... continue

Two heroes, to be exact

Article by   June 2008
Yes, Derek got to meet his hero--he has stacks full of blues cds but won't fess up to them.  Not only did I get to spend time with Derek, meet and hear B B King, I also got to have... continue

If you're going to read a list of names, have an accent.

Article by   June 2008
I used to tell people that Sinclair Ferguson could have read the phone book during his lectures and it would have not only been interesting, but profound.  My theory was put to the test not by a Scottish brogue, but... continue

Ghostbusters

Article by   May 2008
I came across this quote in reading Charles Briggs's infamous inaugural address, "The Authority of Holy Scripture" (1891), the address that led to his ouster from the PCUSA:  "[The theory of inerrancy] is a ghost of modern evangelicalism to frighten children."... continue

Oops

Article by   May 2008
Rev Boadicea Von Ribbentrop, as one who sees her role as correcting errant brethren, just reminded me that Blondie's song was actually "Heart of Glass," a common mistake, she informed me, that men make.  She is, after all, right.  And... continue

Jealousy

Article by   May 2008
Trotter's just jealous of Sproul, since the only music credit he ever received was a co-writer's nod on Blondie's "House of Glass."  Ahh, the seventies. I'm going back to writing now.... continue

Write. Eat. Sleep.

Article by   May 2008
Inspired by Ligon's post, I thought I'd share with you my activities for the week.  I have a slightly overdue manuscript for the good folk at Crossway.  But this week it'll get done.  I thought my days of all-nighters and cramming would have... continue

Free Indeed

Article by   May 2008
This past Sunday I visited Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church in Lancaster city on a field trip with my students in my course on Christianity and American culture.  This church, named after "Mother Bethel," the church Richard Allen founded... continue

I Think I See a Bear

Article by   May 2008
I've been AWOL again, and after only a few posts at that.  Our family moved.  It was just next door and downhill at that, but it was still a move.  I feel I should post about the obligatory things one... continue
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