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Better to be Wrong in Motive?

I’m talking about this line from Donald Macleod over at Reformation21 today: “Better to be wrong in the motive and right in the message than wrong in the message and right in the motive.” Interested? You can read it here.

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Offense to the Establishments

I just finished reading through a great little book by Donald MacLeod  titled From Glory to Golgotha: Controversial Issues in the Life of Christ.  Something that he said in the chapter on “The Crucified God” really stuck out to me. MacLeod breaks down the different implications of Mark 8:34, “Whosoever will come after me, let […]

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Parenting Principia

In reading Scott Oliphint’s latest article on his second tenet of a covenantal apologetic, I realized that the implications of the principia of Scriptural authority go beyond what we think of when we think of apologetics. After a proper defense of this tenet, Oliphint pleas: Why would we want to establish our apologetic, make our […]

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The Love of God

David Wells has a great chapter on “The Love of God” in his latest book, God in the Whirlwind. He challenges our own ideas about what love is or is supposed to be against the biblical holy-love of God. He describes for the reader a truly amazing love that we would never be able to […]

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Sizing Up A Book

About two years ago, I wrote an article about my first experience with a Kindle. I had a little fun with the description and I used the metaphor that the Kindle is a bad kisser. What I want to talk about today reminded me of just how well that metaphor can work. Many people are […]

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The Man Who Walked by Faith

There’s a great section in Mark Jones’s book, Antinomianism, that is subtitled Christ’s Life of Faith. He begins talking about the two natures of Christ, his divine nature and his human nature. I appreciated this section because it’s easy to overlook what was going on in Christ’s humanity between the incarnation and his resurrection. Here […]

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Out with the Old?

There’s one thing that really bothers me about the blogosphere. It is obsessed with the new. We want the latest news, the most innovative commentary, and the most recent reactions to whatever the next new controversy is. We can even get that way with reading Christian books. I love getting bright, shiny new copies hot […]

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When You’re Strange*

Instead of posting a list of my favorite books I read this year, I though I would share with you the ones that drew several articles out of me. These are the books that made me have the most reflections. I actually read this book at the end of 2012. It is convicting in many unsuspecting ways, […]

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The Cool Table

Instead of posting a list of my favorite books I read this year, I though I would share with you the ones that drew several articles out of me. These are the books that made me have the most reflections. The first is The Ongoing Feast, by Arthur A. Just Jr. Here is a repost […]

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God Came Down

It is timely that I am reading K. Scott Oliphint’s God With Us during this Christmas season. I’ve been returning to it in between some other reading projects. My brain hurts while I read it, and yet I keep coming back for more. One emphasis in Chapter Three, “Before Abraham Was…,”  is that while the […]

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