Monthly Archives: September 2016

Pentecostal/Name-It-Claim-It Remnants?

The church that I attend is Baptist, and the pastor, of course, is Baptist.  Yet, he has a name-it-claim-it Pentecostal sort of background.  At times, he argues against that background.  In his sermon last Sunday, for example, he was saying … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics, volume 1, Theology Proper

Geerhardus Vos.  Reformed Dogmatics, Volume One: Theology Proper.  Translated and edited by Richard B. Gaffin, Jr, with Kim Batteau, Annemie Godbehere, and Roelof von Ijken.  Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012-2014.  See here to purchase the book. Geerhardus Vos lived from … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: What Does the Bible Say About Suffering?

Brian Han Gregg.  What Does the Bible Say About Suffering?  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016.  See here to buy the book. Brian Han Gregg has a Ph.D. from Notre Dame and teaches biblical studies at the University of Sioux Falls … Continue reading

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Another Phyllis Schlafly Recollection

After I wrote and published my blog post about the late Phyllis Schlafly a few days ago, I recalled two other interactions that I had about her.  These interactions converged around a particular issue: the U.S. Patriot Act. It was … Continue reading

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Lots of Time Before the Wiping Away of Tears

At church last Sunday, the pastor offered an interesting interpretation of the Book of Revelation. The pastor’s text actually was not from the Book of Revelation, but it was from the Epistle to James.  James 5:9 warns the recipients of … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Outlaw Christian

Jacqueline A. Bussie.  Outlaw Christian: Finding Authentic Faith by Breaking the “Rules.”  Nashville: Nelson Books, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. Jacqueline A. Bussie teaches theology and religion at Concordia College.  In Outlaw Christian: Finding Authentic Faith by Breaking … Continue reading

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Phyllis Schlafly

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly has passed on at the age of 92.  In this post, I will share my interactions with her thought throughout the course of my life, as well as some links. When did I first hear of … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Earliest Christologies

James L. Papandrea.  The Earliest Christologies: Five Images of Christ in the Postapostolic Age.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. James L. Papandrea teaches church history at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, which is at Northwestern University.  … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Home, by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Elyse Fitzpatrick.  Home: How Heaven and the New Earth Satisfy Our Deepest Longings.  Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. Elyse Fitzpatrick holds degrees in biblical counseling: one is a certificate from the Christian Counseling and Educational … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Good and Angry, by David Powlison

David Powlison.  Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness.  Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. David Powlison is the executive director of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, and he edits the … Continue reading

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