Nettles and Dever at the Evangelical Forum

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Since I am in the middle of giving comments on Tom Nettles’ new book, Ready for Reformation?, I thought I would let you know about a meeting next week where he and Mark Dever will be speaking at the Evangelical Forum in Alexandria, Virginia on November 9, 2005. Those interested can get more information here.



Ready for Reformation? Pt. 2

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One of the values of Dr. Nettles’ new book is the vast amount of historical research that it weaves together. For example, he cites Paige Patterson’s writing in the Shophar Papers of 1980 as an “early reformation proposal.” Nettles writes: Patterson noted that “denominational executive offices can become ‘Protestant Meccas’ to which all must bow,…



Ready for Reformation?

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Tom Nettles’ latest book is hot off the press from Broadman and Holman publishers. Ready for Reformation? Bringing Authentic Reform to Southern Baptist Churches. You really should get a copy before finishing this blog. It ought to be required reading for the following Southern Baptists: -Pastors-Church leaders-Evangelists-Associational Directors of Missions-College Presidents-College Professors-Seminary Presidents-Seminary Professors-Seminary Administrators-State…



Out of commission for a few days

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I am in Brandon, Florida at the First Brandon Conference on Biblical Theology hosted by Grace Bible Church. The conference is scheduled for October 27-29. Unfortunately, before I arrived here I had computer woes–more precisely, computer operator woes–and do not expect to be able to blog until next week. If you are in the Tampa…



Why point out attacks on truth?

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Christians sometimes debate the propriety of exposing the public errors of others. After all, love covers a multitude of sin and keeps no record of wrongs. Isn’t it at least, then, unloving to call attention to the theological foibles of others? I do not think so, although I do think it can be a dangerous…



Post Wilma update

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Here on the SW coast of Florida we are in the last stages of Wilma’s western bands. Our neighbors to the south took the brunt of the storm. We were spared much damage. At our house we lost some trees and a patio door. I hope to assess our roof later today. Our neighbors lost…



Steve Gaines on Calvinism

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We are beginning to feel the arrival of Hurricane Wilma here in Southwest Florida and have been told to expect to loss of electrical power in the next couple of hours. I thought I should go ahead and post this, even though I may not have time to offer many comments. Last week on the…



Bucket-worthy books

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I did the drill twice last year and had hoped to avoid going through it yet again this hurricane season. But when making final plans for the anticipated arrival of a hurricane, one of my necessary tasks is to store some of my books in plastic containers. That is what I did today in anticipation…



Evacuating–out of touch for awhile

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We have just been put under a mandatory evacuation order from our county and city emergency management officials. For the first time in history, large parts of Cape Coral, including where we live, are in flood zones. After deliberating for a couple of hours, our church leaders determined to go ahead with our Sunday morning…



Wilma

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We have been carefully watching Hurricane Wilma for the last 48 hours. We have already cancelled a lecture hosted by our church Saturday night and are now making decisions about our Sunday schedule. If the current projections hold true the storm should pass south of us, possibly as a category 1 or 2 hurricane. That…