Answer to Doug Wilson 13 June 2011 YouTube Video

Today’s posting is by “Nicodemus.”  Welcome Nicodemus! Doug Wilson is Pastor at Christ Church and instructor at New St. Andrews College, in Moscow, ID. He is a leader in the Reformed community that is carefully re-thinking, to our delight, the Church’s history and worship. Though Pastor Wilson is very capable, his short YouTube video (June 13, 2011) ad-lib comments simply got the better of him. In this video he makes several blunders…

Blog Review: Patristics In Motion

I was intrigued and delighted to come across “Patristics in Motion.”  [Note: It has been changed to The Theological Arsenal]. It is a blog run by Tony Arsenal, a church history major at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He identifies himself as a “Reformed theologian.” The blog subtitle: “Patristic Thought to Move the Evangelical Mind” suggests that the purpose of the blog is to explore the early church fathers in order to enrich Reformed/Evangelical…

A Question of Truth (2 of 2)

 Reply to Robin Phillips 24-Aug-2011 Comments (2 of 2) On August 24, 2011, Robin Phillips sent five lengthy responses to my blog posting: “Response To Robin Phillips’ ‘Questions About Sola Scriptura’” (August 1, 2011).  Rather than burying the dialogue between Robin and me in the comment section, I decided to use Robin’s responses as a basis for two postings. Robin’s comments are first presented in italics.  I propose to present the issues raised…

A Question of Truth (1 of 2)

Reply to Robin Phillips 24-Aug-2011 Comments  (1 of 2) On August 24, 2011, Robin Phillips sent five lengthy responses to my blog posting:  Response To Robin Phillips’ ‘Questions About Sola Scriptura’  (August 1, 2011).  Rather than burying the dialogue between Robin and me in the comment section, I decided to use Robin’s responses as a basis for this posting.  I propose to present the issues raised by Robin in the form of a…

Response to W. Bradford Littlejohn’s “Honouring Mary as Protestants”

On August 15, 2011, W. Bradford Littlejohn uploaded an interesting posting: “Honouring Mary as Protestants” on his blog: The Sword and Ploughshare.  What is so striking about this blog posting is that it is by a young Reformed scholar reflecting on his recent worship experience on the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The posting is significant because it is evidence of a growing interest among young Reformed scholars in…

Response to Robin Phillips “Questions About St. Irenaeus and Apostolic Succession”

On April 1, 2011, there appeared on Robin’s Readings and Reflections an interesting and important posting: “Questions About St. Irenaeus and Apostolic Succession” by Robin Phillips.  I have reposted Phillips’ article as is followed by my response. Robin Phillips writes: Between now and June 24 I am finished up a book for Canon Press about different heroes of the faith. The publishers kindly gave me an extra year to allow me time…

A Retrospective View — Concession and Challenge

After close to 100 days of blogging, I would like offer some perspectives on this blog site. Some readers have drawn attention to (rightly) my lack of exhaustive scholarly mastery of Reformed writers! 🙂 There is no doubt about it, and I have never tried to present myself as an expert on Reformed theology — though some seem to have assumed it of me. No, the intent of this blog is NOT my…