The guys at First Pres in Jackson have a blog. Go check out what Ligon Duncan and Derek Thomas have to say.
Monthly Archives: September 2005
This is something that we’ll have to keep our eyes on.
[HT:Slaves of Righteousness]
The E4 Group is offering Volume 1 of their Jonathan Edwards Library for free. You only have to pay for their shipping and handling. Click the link above to have these classics on CD shipped to your door!
David Alan Black, yes the same David Alan Black who wrote my Greek textbook, has a good post on his blog about blogging.
Soooo…even guys who study ancient languages are into blogging. Hmmmm.
There is much to commend in Cornelius Van Til’s thought. Many philosophers and theologians throughout the past century have found various aspects of Van Tillian philosophy particularly helpful.
Some, such as John Frame, look particularly to Van Til’s melding of apologetics and dogmatics as being his most significant insight. Others, like The Chalcedon Foundation guys, take Van Til’s “total submission” of all worldviews to Christ as a hallmark.
I my opinion, and I think that the above mentioned would agree, Dr. Van Til’s “Copernican Revolution” in apologetics is a result of his “transcendental argument” that establishes the truth claims of Bible, wholly and completely. It is this thinking that provides the basis of all of his thought. This is the philosophical centre of Van Til’s apologetic.
Greek philosophy, such as that of Aristotle, saw that certain ideas(transcendentals) were irrefutable (i.e. law of non-contradiction) because by attempting to refute them, they are established. Transcendental arguments have been used throughout the history of philosophy, but were significantly developed by Immanuel Kant in his Critique of Pure Reason.
Van Til took the idea of transcendentals from the philosophers and applied it to God, realizing that by trying to disprove the existence of the Biblical God, one actually establishes it. The “impossibility of the contrary” finds its greatest fulfillment in the Christian God.
Hugh Hewitt sticks it to the man in his recent post on MSM, their coverage of Katrina, and CBS’ “Journo-blogs.” There couldn’t have been a better refutation of all three.
I am absolutely thrilled that the blogosphere has actually brought some credibility back into journalism.
The courts in Malaysia won’t let Lina Joy change her identity card from “Islam” to “Christian” now that she has been converted. This will result in problems for her when she goes to worship in a Christian church. The government recognizes her as a Muslim, though she is not, and can penalize her for going into a non-Muslim place of worship.
(HT: Persecution Blog)
Well, I just put Haloscan on my blog for the trackback and it seems that it has wiped out any comments that I used to have.
I feel lonely now. :(
I thought I’d update again with another reminder for the upcoming conference on Spurgeon and Family Piety that The Edwards Centre is doing.
Where:Jarvis Street Baptist Church (Greenway Chapel)
When: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005 – 10am.
How much?: Free-will offering
Speaker: Dr. Tom Ascol of Founders Ministries
There will be a book table with Founders Ministries material as well.
A luncheon will be held afterwards at the cost of $10. To be followed by the TBS Convocation with Dr. Ascol as the speaker.
My good friend QuoVadis, the director of Sola Scriptura Ministries, has set up a ministry with his wife dedicated to those who have suffered infant loss.
Please check out their website, Claire’s Friends, to find out more about what they are doing for those around the world who have suffered the loss of a child in birth.
Also, please pray for them as they will be holding a memorial service on Oct. 15, 2005 for those who have lost their children.
Stephen Yuille’s article from our last Eusebeia is online at The Banner of Truth. It’s really nice that they posted it.
David Allan Black has a good article on why Jesus Christ must be preached as Lord. The opening line of his article sets the tone for what follows, “The dawn of the third millennium has seen discernment fly out of the Christian window.” So much evangelical preaching today is done without considering the Lordship of Christ.
Black calls for preaching seasoned with the call for repentance and faith.
This is a very thoughtful article that I would recommend reading. It’s not long, so it won’t take up too much of your time! I was surprised to see that the author of my first year Greek textbook is writing for the Chalcedon Foundation!
Fellow TBS student Tom Gee has a very thoughtful blog that I’d like to recommend. I’ve only had the opportunity to chat with him once before chapel, but I’m looking forward to more conversations (see his blog on being Reformed and being a conversationalist!) in the future.
Here’s a good site.
This looked interesting.