Thursday, November 04, 2010

An update of sorts

Currently reading:

Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy (Very enjoyable so far)

A. C. Grayling, Scepticism and the Possibility of Knowledge (Grayling can turn sentences into lead and overload the most simple of arguments with a tiresome superfluity of words)

R. W. Dale, The Atonement (I'm looking at the shift in language from the "Church doctrine" of the atonement to that of "theories")

George Marsden, Jonathan Edwards: A Life (Maybe this time I will actually finish it)

Bryan Chapell, Christ-Centered Preaching (A real tonic)

Currently lecturing on:

The Doctrine of God (Five sessions for the North West Partnership Training Course.  Today we did the Creator-creature distinction and analogical knowledge)

Currently preaching on:

"Knowing God" (Galatians 4:8-20)

"The Covenant of Circumcision" (Genesis 17)

Upcoming speaking engagements:

The New Pastors Conference (15-17th November, Bala, North Wales)

Banner of Truth Borders Conference (19th-20th November, the North of England)

Upcoming blog posts:

"No Country for Old Doctrines: Three reasons why Driscoll & Breshears reject the eternal generation of the Son of God"

"Don't get your exegesis from Baal: John Walton on the Angel of the Lord in the Book of Genesis"

Very thankful for:

Not being hurt in a car crash in Swansea

The kindness of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Swansea for providing me with a driver (see above, hats off to Daf Taylor) so that I could preach at John Orchard's induction service.

John Orchard becoming the new pastor of Grace Church, Bridgend (formerly Broadlands Evangelical Church)

Mike Partridge becoming a pastor at Rock Baptist Church, Cambridge

Pete Campbell being called at the new pastor of Capel Fron, Penrhydeudraeth (Where, incidentally, Bertrand Russell is buried.  In his case it was Penrhyn-died-a-death)


lee n. field said...

I've seen that picture before. What is it?

Martin Downes said...

It is "The ruins of Holyrood Abbey" by Daguerre