Monthly Archives: April 2009

everything is dummer in michigan

Yes, I misspelled that on purpose.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you probably live near me. Today’s Grand Rapids Press contained an article on the difficulty of walleye to thrive in the Muskegon River.  I’m sure there … Continue reading

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Bavinck on the exclusivity of grace

Herman Bavinck includes this important footnote in his Reformed Dogmatics, 3:491-92.  It comes from Max Müller in a speech he gave at the turn of the twentieth century.  “I may say that for 40 years, as at the University of … Continue reading

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a good book on the good book

I just spent my morning reading a splendid summary of the contemporary debates surrounding Scripture, and I like it so much that I’m going to use it as a textbook for my class on prolegomena.  The book is Ancient Word, … Continue reading

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now I see

In Joe Stowell’s excellent talk on Monday, he distinguished between the Greek terms for good, agathos and kalos.  He said that agathos meant something like moral purity and kalos meant acts of service.  He illustrated the difference by saying that … Continue reading

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