From whence angels?

December 8, 2010

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I noticed from Thomas Boston the comfortable assumption that the time of Adam’s fall was on the same day as his creation; you can find this in his notes on Edward Fisher’s, The Marrow of Modern Divinity (67). This flies in the face of what the ‘man on the street’ assumes about the timing of […]

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Barna charting Reformed churches

November 19, 2010

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First of all, I never got a call from the Barna folks. Their recent release of stats on Reformed congregations within American Protestantism has been released and it seems to tell us . . . nothing. I suppose the very fact that Barna they are even asking the question, “Is there a ‘Reformed’ movement in […]

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At least he got “three days” right

November 11, 2010

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Given the paltry state of biblical literacy among the general population, I suppose one could make the argument that it is good to that Ryna Singel got the “three days” right. Look at Christ Took 3 Days, the Web 3 Months. Even so, how unappealing it is to me that a better metaphor could not […]

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If Dr. Seuss led worship

November 4, 2010

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Here is a fright from Calvary Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh: “Of You and Your Works Are We Always Awed.” In truth, I am not very surprised in light of the quest for relevancy in the church . . . at all costs! Here is the Seusscharist; named such because it utilizes the style of Theodore […]

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More New Calvinism

October 19, 2010

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The Gospel Coalition has just published a video discussion between Al Mohler, Ligon Duncan, and Kevin DeYoung regarding the New Calvinism movement. Kevin summarizes the movement well as a soteriological movement. All are positive and of special note is how each responds to whether or not New Calvinism will last (hint: not unless it takes […]

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Mark Dever speaks about culture

October 13, 2010

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I learned about this video clip from the Provocations and Pantings blog. It is worth a viewing because Dever addresses both the offense and attractiveness of the gospel to a watching world.

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Mark Dever, Jesus, Church, and State

September 23, 2010

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Mark Dever’s September 19th sermon, “Jesus Paid Taxes,” on Mark 12.13-17 is getting huge blogosphere attention. Collin Hansen, Thabiti Anyabwile, C. J. Mahaney, and Justin Taylor, have all chimed in. And, it’s only Thursday! You should scan Collin’s post, and listen to the sermon.

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