Great Upcoming Conference: “Remembering Carl Henry” by the Henry Center at TEDS

Are you, like me, a serious fan of Carl Ferdinand Howard Henry? Then you will be interested in the “Remembering Carl Henry: Evangelicalism Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” Conference. It will be held on October 11, 2013 at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Paper proposals are due four days from now: July 1, 2013. My TEDS PhD [Read More...]

On Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Intersection of Literature & Theology

I just wrote a piece for the Gospel Coalition entitled “Darkening of the Light: Hawthorne and the Post-Puritan Conscience.” Some who enjoy probing the intersection of literature and theology may find it of interest. I personally love it, and don’t see enough folks doing it or even thinking it’s a valuable enterprise. It most certainly [Read More...]

Un-forgetting the Forgotten: The Legacy of Jan Huss

Just read an interesting story on the legacy of Jan Huss, the great proto-Reformer of the present-day Czech Republic. If you’ve never heard of Huss or haven’t thought much about him, this Baptist Press piece is well worth your time. Here’s a bit: He became a priest not for noble or spiritual reasons but simply [Read More...]

On Churchill: The Remarkable Story of a Biography 25 Years in the Making

The New York Times published a piece a bit ago on the writing of the third volume of William Manchester’s biography of Winston Churchill. It’s quite a story. Here’s an excerpt: Manchester would have been a hard act to follow for even a much more seasoned writer. Back in the late 1970s, he began his [Read More...]

Can Modern Christians Learn Theology from Slaveowners?

This is the toughest–and most hotly debated–question among modern evangelicals interested in some level in Christian history today. Should we read the works of men who held slaves? Can we profit from them? I come to this issue with my own perspective and background, those which God gave me. It was helpful for me to [Read More...]

My Top 3 Top 10 Lists of 2012

The whole top 10 thing is officially a “thing.” Such lists can be funny, but I really enjoy them. So, without further ado, here are three of particular note. 1. Collin Hansen’s top 10 theology stories of 2012. Hansen has done this for five years now. He has an exceptionally sharp eye for this sort [Read More...]

You Can Buy: 4 Gospel-Driven Books on Jonathan Edwards for $4 Total

This is a sobering day by any stretch. If you are like me processing the horror in Newtown, CT, the fruit of freshly stunning evil–the same evil that lurks in all of us–here are two resources from Al Mohler that may be of help: blog and podcast. In an unusual circumstance, friends have just let [Read More...]

The Monumentally Inspiring Example of Wilberforce

I don’t know about you, but if you’re involved in some way in the fight against abortion, it can be easy to get discouraged. Usually I blog about a more current matter, but today I feel the need to go back and read a really encouraging story.  William Wilberforce labored for decades to see the [Read More...]

Carl Trueman Lecturing on Luther at SBTS

Excellent news from SBTS: Carl Trueman of Westminster Theological Seminary will deliver the prestigious Gheens Lectures at Southern Seminary next week.  To say I am excited to hear Trueman speak on Luther would be an exercise in understatement.  It gets better, though–Trueman is speaking on Luther as “theological pastor.”  Sounds like some pastor-theologian material to [Read More...]

A Day in the Life of John Calvin

What would it have like to have known John Calvin?  Bruce Gordon tells us in his marvelous survey of Calvin’s life, Calvin (Yale, 2009). One picture emerges from his letters and sixteenth-century biographers: serious, though not without a sense of humour, intense and deeply spiritual.  Discipline was not simply for the church; discipline was his [Read More...]


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