Author's Note: The opinions expressed in this series are my own and are not representative of any person other than myself or any organization or church to which I belong. This will be an occasional series posted roughly once a week to once every two weeks. Subscribe to the blog for updates when the next … Continue reading An Answer to the Question of Our Day
I freely admit that I'm a bit of a Bible addict; I'm obsessed (I hope in a good way) with the Bible's physical form. I've spent an unfortunate amount of money on Bibles over the years, though I'm certain the Bible publishers and sellers aren't rushing out to refund my money. As time has gone … Continue reading Searching for the Ideal Form of the Good Book
Our trip to Tartu was one with somewhat mixed results. We traveled there specifically to meet and spend some time with Dr. Tonu Lehtsaar, the Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Tartu. He was kind enough to given us a ride from Tallinn to Tartu, but we weren't able to have … Continue reading Estonia and Latvia: Tartu to Riga
After a total of fourteen hours in the air from Atlanta to Frankfurt to Tallinn, we finally arrived at our destination. The best part was that, despite my hatred for flying, I actually managed to enjoy the trip! Our first full day in Tallinn was spent with Pastor Heldur Kajaste of Oleviste Kirik. We delivered … Continue reading Estonia: Tallinn to Tartu
There is a superb article at Reformation 21 by Christopher J. Gordon that examines the current state of NAPARC churches through the lens of the history of the Christian Reformed Church. I highly recommend reading it.
Fathers and Brothers, I'd like to ask you to support an upcoming mission to Estonia and Latvia in which I will be taking part. You can find more details by following this link. With my thanks for your consideration, Hutch
A Head Full of Ghosts. By Paul Tremblay. New York: William Morrow, 2015. 286pp. ISBN 978-0062363237 $25.99 A good horror novel is hard to find. Paul Tremblay's A Head Full of Ghosts was the winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Novel, presented by the Horror Writers Association for superior achievement in horror writing for novels. One … Continue reading Review of A Head Full of Ghosts, by Paul Tremblay
Blackwater. By Michael McDowell. 1983. Reprint, Richmond, Va.: Valancourt, 2017. 800pp. ISBN 9781943910816 $27.99 (paper). There are certain fiction writers that get overlooked primarily because the literati have decided, for reasons inscrutable to the rest of us, that what these authors have produced is popular and therefore not literature—not real literature at any rate. With a B.A. and … Continue reading Review of Blackwater, by Michael McDowell
There is an excellent criticism of theonomy in relation to the classical Reformed ethic found here, authored by Rev. Sherman Isbell. Reading it would not be a waste of your time.
When I read this article at The Aquila Report, I'm sad to say that I wasn't shocked. As a matter of fact the first thing I did was send a Facebook message to a friend with whom I attended seminary and asked, "Didn't you and I talk about this a few years ago?" For at … Continue reading On Academic Credentials and Self-Policing