These are my Pinboard links for 3 September 2013 through 5 September 2013:
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These are my Pinboard links for 10 August 2013 through 21 August 2013:
I’m a huge fan of Reformed Confessional ‘Two Kingdom’ theology (because it’s biblical). That being said, most modern Two Kingdom advocates are ‘radical’ and ‘anti-transformationalist’, meaning that they deny the existence of a thoroughly Christian, i.e. biblical, civil and public ethos, one that extends beyond the hallowed and desirable halls of the institutional church and her worship piety. With this narrowing tendency we must disagree. The moral law of God extends its reach into all of life, obliging all mankind, and thus it speaks more or less directly to all that we do as humans, including our public ethos, the spirit and character of our civilisation, and the way we live together. Thus, the denials of that far and wide reaching biblical ethos are disappointing in the likes of DG Hart, RS Clark, and Carl Trueman.
Well, Douglas Wilson, for all his problems and errant tendencies, has responded well to this gainsaying by Carl Trueman in his recent article ‘Cigar Smoke and Mirrors and Transformation’ on the Reformation21 blog. Trueman’s foil in this recent article is the historic public efforts of Kuyper in ‘transforming’ Dutch public life as contrasted with what has become of those efforts in the modern corruption of Dutch society. I disagree with much of Kuyper’s method and direction, especially when it comes to his denial of establishmentarianism, and so on. Still, Kuyper’s heart was in the right place on the absolute dominion of our King above all Kings. Trueman misses the real point and Wilson hits it fairly head on.
Trueman, Toilets, and Transformation « Blog & Mablog | Douglas Wilson
Be that as it may, I remain in agreement with Trueman’s opposition to ‘despising the day of small things’ and making heroes out of men like Dr Tim Keller simply because such men seem to have got themselves into positions of some cultural influence. Trueman is right that our aim should not be to grasp the reins of influence and power as though doing so is the the only way to show Christ’s dominion. Transformationalists can easily become obsessed with ‘making a difference’ and consequently end up disparaging the simple calling of the Christian life. Our aim ought to be faithfulness in our place and calling, even if that’s simply cleaning toilets.
These are my Pinboard links for 26 July 2013 through 10 August 2013:
These are my Pinboard links for 2 July 2013 through 3 July 2013:
- Marriage, the Court, and the Erosion of Constitutional Democracy –
- Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until After Congressional Elections –
- Persecution in America? Chicken Little vs. the Ostrich –
- The Heidelblog Â» â€œBound to the Pastâ€� and to a Living Confession –
- When Denoms Disappoint: Setting Priorities –
- Croc supersense: Multi-sensory organs in crocodylian skin sensitive to touch, heat, cold, environment – God's creative design is truly amazing!
- â€œMom, Dadâ€¦ Iâ€™m Gay.â€� A Christian Parentâ€™s Response by David Murray â€“ Marriage and Family – Response by David Murray, pastor and faculty member of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, to Rachel Held Evans — Dr Murray's thoughts here are biblical, clear, and very helpful.
- Zotero | Home – Free bibliography tool for research papers
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