Some really good links for your Saturday reading pleasure.
- Paul Helm has an excellent discussion of Bob Letham’s The Westminster Assembly, Reading its Theology in Historical Context. Helm’s review itself is a helpful discussion of the Assembly and its historical context.
- Kevin DeYoung also has an excellent warning about the ambiguity and misuse of statistics.
- Carl Trueman responds to criticisms about the level of polemic in evangelical Reformed circles.
- Justin Taylor offers the 9 questions to ask in theological interpretation.
- James K.A. Smith argues that theological and ethical writing needs to engage a broader range of literary genres.
- Michael Jensen discusses the loss of a literary canon in western culture.
- Diglot reviews John Sailhammer’s The Meaning of the Pentateuch.
- And, here’s a list of the 50 Greatest Saturday Morning Cartoons.
Wifi is a wonderful invention. I’m sitting in a nice, secluded cabin on Lummi island. Woke up to a rooster crowing on a nearby farm and spent the last couple of hours reading, drinking coffee, and enjoying a cold, misty morning. I just got caught up with my blog reading, and thought I’d go ahead and pass some links along. To keep the list manageable after a few days off, I’m just going to highlight the more interesting ones, and I’ll keep the comments to a minimum.
- Anne Rice has been interviewed by NPR on her recent decision to leave the Catholic church.
- NT Wright has a great article on C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity – explaining both what he appreciates about the book and what he dislikes. (HT Mike Bird)
- Here’s a debate between Richard Gaffin and Wayne Grudem on the nature of prophecy today. (HT Tim Challies)
- Jim West discusses theological exegesis.
- NYT has an article on pastoral burnout.
- Paul Helm has posted the fourth part of his review of Kevin Vanhoozer’s Remythologizing Theology.
- Jim West carried through on his promise to revive the Biblical Studies Carnival.
- Patheos has begun a discussion on the future of evangelicalism. The series began with the topic of “transforming the church” and posts from Scot McKnight, Collin Hansen, Kevin DeYoung, Justin Taylor, Ed Stetzer, Matthew Anderson, Al Hsu. Next up: “transforming the culture”
- iMonk disucsses Rachel Evans’ open letter to Ken Ham.
- And, Jonathan Acuff discusses why Christians sometimes act like jerks online. (HT Colin Hansen)