Monthly Archives: August 2006

Richard Hays on Romans 4:23-24

Calvin’s reading of the text, although it contains an element of truth, treats Abraham too much as an exemplary individual and neglects Paul’s strong emphasis on Abraham as an inclusive representative figure. We must recall that several of the “promise” … Continue reading

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What I have Listened to Today

Today I listened to a number of audio lectures and programmes. The latest edition of St. Anne’s Pub was superb. The interview with Dr. Chad VanDixhoorn was especially interesting. Jeff Meyers has some good thoughts on it here. One of … Continue reading

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Shakespeare the Christian

About a couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to listen to the first lectures in a series on ‘Shakespeare the Christian’ by Rev. Ralph Allan Smith and found them very interesting and helpful. The first part of this … Continue reading

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Archbishop of Canterbury on Homosexuality

The archbishop of Canterbury has told homosexuals that they need to change their behaviour if they are to be welcomed into the church, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal. Rowan Williams has distanced himself from his one-time liberal support of gay … Continue reading

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Review of Gaffin

Mark Traphagen has started reviewing Richard Gaffin’s latest publication, By Faith, Not by Sight: Paul and the Order of Salvation. This is one book that I look forward to getting my hands on. Unfortunately, what has been said concerning his … Continue reading

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This is an elaboration of some thoughts that I posted recently on an e-mail discussion list. Recently I have begun to wonder whether it would be a good idea to try to wean myself off the word ‘covenant’. This decision … Continue reading

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This morning I went to the book sale and returned a few hours later with over 50 new books for about £50. I didn’t have any amazing finds today, but I was able to pick up a number of titles … Continue reading

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Fat Christians

Jim West posts on the subject of fat American Christians. Some of the quotes remind me of this older post from Peter Leithart.

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My Brother Mark Unicycling

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Gigantic Second-Hand Booksale

I spent this morning sorting books in preparation for the annual second-hand book sale in aid of the Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum of Primitive Methodism. Each year tens of thousands of books are sold. I have attended the sale … Continue reading

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