Here’s an interesting discussion between Mark Driscoll, James MacDonald, and Mark Dever on multi-site churches. Driscoll and MacDonald, both multi-site pastors, obviously argue in favor of that strategy and try to convince Dever, not a multi-site guy, that this is a good way to go. And, Dever responds with some good questions of his own.
- The lastest issue of Themelios is out. In addition to the usual wealth of book reviews, it has an interesting article by Fred Zaspel arguing that B.B. Warfield was not a proponent of theistic evolution, despite claims to the contrary and a symposium on Jeffrey J. Niehaus’s book Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology.
- Out of Ur has posted the third part of the discussion between Mark Dever and Jim Wallis.
- And, if you’re a student and you’re trying to figure out if you should skip class today, there’s now a calculator for that. The skipclass calculator claims to offer a “surefire mathematical formula” for determining if you can afford to miss class. HT
- Mark Stevens reports that Clark Pinnock passed away yesterday. In his long career, Pinnock taught at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, TEDS, Regent, and McMaster. He was probably best known in recent years for his work on open theism, but he also made important contributions to theological methodology, pneumatology, soteriology, and bibliology.
- iMonk has an interesting post on what it means to be “passionate” about something.
- R. Scott Clark offers a nice roundup of resources critical of N.T. Wright’s version of NPP.
- Jim West has been wikied!
- And, apparently teen sex does not necessarily impact a person’s grades. That’s a relief. I know that as the father of two young daughters, my main concern about the possibility they’d become sexually active as teenagers is that their grades might suffer. Now I can sleep well at night.
Michael Lawrence’s new book Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church: A Guide for Ministry (Crossway, 2010) has received a very favorable review on The Gospel Coalition site. I haven’t read this one yet, but I’m looking forward to it. I’m particularly pleased by the good reception that it’s received since Michael will be the new pastor at Hinson Memorial Baptist Church in Portland, OR when he arrives this summer. He’s been an associate with Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church for several years. I’m looking forward to getting to know him and seeing where things go with Hinson in the future.