Austin Farrer

July 30, 2007

If we were never to say anything unless we said everything, we should all be best advised to keep our lips sealed: but we are all vain enough to think that if we express within a limited compass what in fact interests us, it may have the luck to interest our indulgent friends.

The Glass of Vision


Areopagus Journal

July 23, 2007

Among the many terrific Christian apologetic journals is the Areopagus Journal. It is published bi-monthly, and features articles written by such notable Christian scholars as Steve Cowan, William Lane Craig, Paul Copan, Gary Habermas, J. P. Moreland , Craig Blomberg, Doug Groothuis, Jay Wesley Richards, Ben Witherington, and others. Incidentally, a one year subscription is only $25.

Several months ago I took over as the book review editor of the journal, which has been a delight and a privilege. I am currently looking for Christians (especially professors, Bible college, seminary, or university students, pastors, etc) who are interested in contributing book reviews to the journal. Feel free to respond or ask questions in the comments. If you’re interested but don’t want your email address to remain in the comments, say so and I will write it down and delete your comment. Thanks all!

ETS membership requirements

July 17, 2007

I was reading in the recent edition of the Denver Seminary magazine and I came across this interesting point made by Dr. Craig Blomberg. He wrote:

It has always intrigued me that, while the largely American ETS in recent years has added a Trinitarian clause to its affirmation of inerrancy in its doctrinal statement of faith, it still has no formal requirement of faith in Jesus for membership (unlike its British-based counterpart, the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research). It has a process in place, which it has used, for demanding otherwise godly members to resign because they believe in some minor errors in Bible history but no mechanism for dismissing a member who openly lives in sin and flaunts his freedom to do so!

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Reppert’s _C. S. Lewis’s Dangerous Idea_: A Review

July 16, 2007

C.S. Lewis’s Dangerous Idea: In Defense of the Argument from Reason.
By Victor Reppert. InterVarsity Press, 2003; 132 pages.

Like many of us, Victor Reppert, Professor of Philosophy at Glendale Community College in Arizona, has long been intrigued by the thought of C. S. Lewis, especially his so-called argument from reason (most fully developed by Lewis in chapter three of his book Miracles: A Preliminary Study). The author of numerous articles on Lewis’s arguments, Reppert provides his readers a fresh, clear, and able exposition and defense of what he calls C. S. Lewis’s dangerous idea: that a purely naturalistic account of the world cannot explain the reality of human rationality. Read the rest of this entry »

Downloadable lectures by Doug Groothuis

July 7, 2007

The lectures are free here.


July 2, 2007

Congrats to our very own Clint, who was married to the fetching Theresa Jordan this weekend. May God bless their marriage!