CBMW and Thoughts on “New Wave Complementarianism”

Over at CBMW, I just wrote in response to a new and interesting development in complementarian theology. Below you’ll get a sense for what’s brewing: Recently a brand-new conversation began among complementarians. Wendy Alsup wrote a post called “A New Wave of Complementarianism” that met with an enthusiastic online response. Many took note, and key leaders weighed [Read More...]

Scottish Church Planting: Introducing the 20 Schemes Project

Thabiti Anyabwile highlights the gospel testimony of a Scot named Mez McConnell here. Listen to this account of how God saved a desperate soul and gave him new life. Then check out these resources, including the “20 Schemes” project that Mez and Matthew Spandler-Davidson are pioneering. It sounds terrific and needed. More info: You can [Read More...]

Should We Not Read Jonathan Edwards Because He Owned Slaves?

An upcoming event at the Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School tackles this question, and does so by way of a major lecture by esteemed pastor Thabiti Anyabwile.  This lecture, entitled “Jonathan Edwards and American Racism: Can the Theology of a Slave Owner Be Trusted by Descendants of Slaves?,” will be held this [Read More...]

New England Pastors: Duncan and Anyabwile in May 2011

Great news for New England–just got this from Dave Ricard of the New England Center for Expository Preaching: “I was informed tonight that Ligon Duncan has agreed to join Thabiti Anyabwile at Island Pond Baptist Church for NECEP 2011 Pastors’ Conference on May 2-3, 2011. Pastors will be given first priority for seating since this [Read More...]

BookNotes: Coppenger on GCR, DeYoung on Heidelberg, Anyabwile on Muslims

It’s time for a new BookNotes list.  This being the list where we list a few recent noteworthy books.  I’ve got four for you today. You’ve likely heard talk about the Great Commission Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention, but until now, there has been no small, easy-to-read introduction to it.  Jedidiah Coppenger of B&H [Read More...]

Brian Croft on the External Call to Ministry

A while back, I blogged about a book on visiting the sick by a faithful Louisville pastor I know named Brian Croft.  It’s a delight to share with you that Brian has written another practical ministry book on the external call to ministry.  It’s entitled Test, Train, Affirm & Send into Ministry (DayOne, 2010).  It [Read More...]

John Piper Tunes in and So Can You: The Henry Center Website Report

An update from the Henry Center on its website.  We’ve been pushing the site in recent days, and it’s great to give a very brief public report: What do folks like John Piper, Justin Taylor, Millard Erickson, and Thabiti Anyabwile have in common? Answer: They all check the HCTU website and listen to its content. [Read More...]

The Link 10.17.09: John Wooden, I Am Second, and eastmountainsouth

1. John Wooden is still dropping quotables.  How many of us will be doing that at age 99? (Image: LakersTopBuzz) 2. Came across this evangelistic website somewhere, and found it interesting: I Am Second.  Check it out.  Here’s the blog.  And here’s a story about it.  A creative way to witness, seems like. 3. The Kevin [Read More...]

The Link 9.25.09: Glenn Beck, The Way We Die, and Driscoll’s Free Stuff

This is an eclectic day.  As usual.  For the report on Ravi Zacharias, see number 7. 1. Time Magazine recently ran a piece on conservative commentator Glenn Beck.  Interesting read. 2. A piece to read from the NYT on the debate over health-care, end-of-life issues, and “death panels.” There’s a bunch to sort out here, [Read More...]

Anyabwile on Hip Hop; Catholics on Life

Check out some great videos on interesting topics: 1. Desiring God talks with pastor Thabiti Anyabwile on Christian rap.  Great little interview that’s only a couple of minutes long but offers good perspective.  If you’re not familiar with Thabiti, you should be–he is an exceptional preacher and Christian leader. 2. The Catholic pro-life league has [Read More...]


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