Revival–In Maine!?

Note: this is a cross-post from Church Matters, the 9Marks blog.  I am posting it here only because this good news deserves to be spread. ************ Several hundred years ago, revival broke out in New England under the watchcare of America’s greatest pastor, Jonathan Edwards.  275 years later, it may be happening again. From Downeast [Read More…]

The Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Here’s some cool news: the Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School now has an online presence: http://jecteds.org. Visitors to the site will find information about the center, details on upcoming lectures, and a regularly updated blog which includes brief book reviews by Center Director Doug Sweeney.  Those interested in Edwards studies will want [Read More…]

Christian Hipster Cities, Oxford Scholarships, and Clint Eastwood Movies

I came across a fun and informal piece recently on the “Top Ten Cities for Christian Hipsters”.  A fun read.  The author’s not trying to be scientific.  Number one city?  Chicago.  Figures. It’s interesting to play this off of a recent post by an Acts29 pastor featured on the blog of Justin Taylor that wondered [Read More…]

Announcing the Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity

The Henry Center, my employer, is very pleased to make the following announcement (jointly made at the HCTU blog). From: HCTU Director Doug Sweeney RE: New Jonathan Edwards Center at TEDS Date: 1/12/2010 In conjunction with the Jonathan Edwards Center of Yale University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School is pleased to announce the formation of a [Read More…]

Josh Moody of College Church on 2 Timothy: Toward a Gospel Ministry Foundation and Vision

This from the Henry Center blog.  We recently hosted College Church in Wheaton (IL) pastor Josh Moody, and I was deeply affected by his sermons and also his discussion with the students.  He is a strong, penetrating expositor whose style reminded me of one Lloyd-Jones.  Check out the content below to do yourself the favor [Read More…]

Shooting Sacred Evangelical Cows: Coffee Drinking

It’s time to resurrect a little series I did a little while back: Shooting Sacred Evangelical Cows.  This time, my target is something I’ll call “poseur coffee drinking.”  It’s a makeshift title, I admit, but I think you’ll see that it has merit. From where does this latest installment of SSEC proceed, you ask?  Here’s [Read More…]

Sweeney’s “Jonathan Edwards”: Must-Buy

The Director of the Henry Center, Doug Sweeney, a friend and mentor, has authored an important text entitled Jonathan Edwards and the Ministry of the Word (InterVarsity, July 2009). The book covers the life and Word-centered ministry of the colonial pastor-theologian, a subject area in which Sweeney has already produced numerous important works, including Volume [Read More…]

Piper-Carson Media Is Up

This just in: the media for the Piper-Carson event is here.  The Desiring God blog has all the goods, and believe me, they are nice, as the event was shot in high-definition video.  If your computer can handle it, I highly recommend that you watch these talks and the Q&A through the video. Here’s the [Read More…]

The Link, February 13, 2009: The Sad State of “The Office”

1. You should check out Stephen Witmer’s church blog.  Stephen is a bright, godly pastor in Pepperell, MA who has a PhD from Cambridge and training under John Piper.  As a fellow New Englander, I am really excited to see what the Lord does through the ministry of his church in coming days.  He just [Read More…]

Handling Theological Mystery, According to Edwards

In an age when many pastors are thoroughly confused about how to handle mystery, and many theologians offer less-than-satisfactory solutions, Jonathan Edwards offers some of the soundest advice around (though he may not always have taken it himself): “Don’t perplex your mind with the secret decrees of God, and particularly about the eternal decrees of [Read More…]