Posts from — December 2006
Wilkins’ Q&A session with Louisiana Presbytery (PCA) is working it’s way through the reformed blogosphere.
What is surprising to me is the varying responses to the report that I’ve seen from critics. One can say, “that’s extremely well answers and a great outline”, while another goes through and picks out quotes and criticizes them, saying Wilkins is contradicting himself and really is at odds with the Standards. To me, this disparity reinforces two opinions I’ve held on this controversy for at least that last three years, if not further back…
First, that the description of the Memorial from Central Carolina given by Wilkins (quoted below) is a very accurate description of an attitude present in some of his critics (and of FV in general).
The Memorial exhibits a catastrophic misunderstanding of the position I am seeking to set forth and asserts that I hold positions which I explicitly deny. The Memorial ignores the fact that I have repeatedly said that blessings are not automatically granted because of baptism, but Christ who is offered with all His benefits in baptism must be embraced with living faith before one can enjoy the blessings of His Person and work. The Memorial demonstrates an unwillingness to seek to understand the perspective which governs the position Iâ€™m attempting to set forth. I view the Memorial as uncharitable as it is unreasonable.
And, second, that this controversy is about more than just theology.
December 14, 2006 1 Comment
December 10, 2006 No Comments
Today is the last day to download Derek Webb’s album Mockingbird for free from freederekwebb.com. I say give it a go. They ask you to fill in five email addresses to send to friends to get the album. They don’t keep the addresses or spam them… just send them an email making them aware of the free download. Feel free to use my email address for one of the five if you’d like.
December 8, 2006 2 Comments
Well, why not? I’ve had good luck in the past.
They’re having a drawing for lots of geeky techno stuff. Stuff that a guy like me wouldn’t complain about having.
December 7, 2006 No Comments
get ‘em while they’re hot!
December 7, 2006 1 Comment
Here are some old sermon series by Jeff Meyers and Joey Pipa. I don’t have time to listen to sermons like I used to, so I’m not even going to bother downloading them… but you may want to.
December 7, 2006 No Comments
So I’ve decided to not watch tv anymore. Again. Several years ago we didn’t watch any tv at all. Then I caught an episode or two of Lost and we were hooked. Over the past year and a half we’ve gotten into several more shows. We’re at four now, I think, that we watch week to week.
But I decided the other night (Thursday night, to be precise) that I’m losing too much time watching these shows.
Off with the tube. I think I’m even going to pass over Lost when it returns next month. It’s nice that there’s been this hiatus to break my need for the show. When an episode ends, I can hardly wait for the next. But it’s been so long since a new ep, the desire to see new ones is fairly blunted and easily resisted.
And so, goodbye Jack, goodbye Hiro, goodbye Gregory. We’ll have no more too late nights together. But don’t worry, we’ll catch up in the occasional synopsis.
December 4, 2006 1 Comment