Friend of Grace Fridays

Friend of Grace Fridays

Friend of Grace FridaysFriend of Grace Fridays: Our Mafia mascot, Grace, provides a weekly collection of blog posts & articles she digs…or hates. Either way, they’re thought-provoking, challenging, entertaining or otherwise interesting.

A long, personal review of a short, personal book: Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction by Richard J. Mouw by Byron Borger. “I could almost write a book—and over the years, nearly have—about the run up to this, why my own faith journey was enhanced when I discovered the work and witness of Abraham Kuyper.”

Bye, Bye Kuyper by The Christian Curmudgeon. “The distinction between church and kingdom has proved impossible to maintain.”

Mouw on Kuyper and Culture by Jordan J. Ballor. “‘The interest in neocalvinist thought is growing beyond the Dutch Reformed world, especially in the broader evangelical movement,’ writes Mouw. ‘And this means that there is a deep desire these days for an understanding of a robust cultural discipleship that is well-integrated with a concern for both sound doctrine and a vibrant piety.'”

Bell, Hell and What We Did Well by Tim Challies. “In the past couple of weeks I have had a lot of opportunity to think about Love Wins—about how it appeared on the scene, how we reacted, and some of the lessons we would do well to learn.”

Bell on Hell: Did We Get Gamed? by Justin Taylor. “This was the result of a “perfect storm” rather than a carefully crafted plan hatched in a smoke-filled office in Manhattan in order to goad or provoke the “New Calvinists” into making their book a bestseller.”

In Defense of the NIV 2011 by Darrell L. Bock. “It sends very much the wrong signal to the church to overreact to a translation of this excellent quality. My hope would be that scholars and pastors can feel comfortable using the NIV 2011.”

Brief Response to Darrell Bock by Denny Burk. “When I argue that this or that rendering is “gender neutral” or “feminist,” I do not speak with reference to intent but to result. If that has not been clear so far, I hope it is now.”

The Wild Goose ‘Revival’ for Doubters and Jesus Victims (Like Me) by Frank Schaeffer. “Next year, be there. And if you’re an atheist, agnostic, whatever, you’ll like it too because you’ll be amongst those rare sort of religious people who will admit that we’re all in the same boat and that certainty is a killer and humility is all that works, if, that is, you want to live and let live instead of using ideas as weapons.”

Some Jesus Victim With His Flame On by Douglas Wilson. “Jim Wallis, Frank Schaeffer, et al. are forging a new Holy Ghost alliance between fruit queens and welfare queens, between lesbians and agnostics, between Jesus Victims and regular old Victims.”


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