New Book Covenant Theology (Baptist)

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  1. Jesus is my friend

    Jesus is my friend Puritan Board Junior

  2. John Lanier

    John Lanier Puritan Board Junior

    It is on my wish list as well. Looking forward to taking a look at it.
     
  3. RC1689

    RC1689 Puritan Board Freshman

    This has been a long time coming. Can't wait...:bouncy:
     
  4. KMK

    KMK Moderator Staff Member

    Looking forward to seeing it on Kindle.
     
  5. baron

    baron Puritan Board Graduate

    Thanks ordered it.
     
  6. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder Staff Member

    I'm assuming this is a new book on covenant theology and not a new book on New Covenant Theology, correct? Judging by the endorsements, that would be the case, but might want to make that clear.
     
  7. timmopussycat

    timmopussycat Puritan Board Junior

    Just tell him you're buying it on the "Know your enemy" principle. (Which is what a broad evangelical told me 20 years ago when asked why he bought Bultmann as his first ST).

    And yes he walked away from the meeting.
     
  8. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder Staff Member

    First, the signed Luther portrait (you had one, bought that).

    Then, the ties from The Tie Bar (bought two).

    Now, this Baptist book (nope, ain't gonna happen :lol: ).
     
  9. Harley

    Harley Puritan Board Freshman

    That's the case. New book on covenant theology.

    Ordered my copy, excited to get it. Coming from Greg Nichols, this will be a very good work.
     
  10. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks, ordered mine.

    [Please tell me that the Drunk with Powder Puff guy won't hire a hit man to shoot me if I buy it]
     
  11. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder Staff Member

    4 Posts DMac? Really?
     
  12. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Moderator Staff Member

    Tim,

    I'm honored to see your good taste!

    You do realize that the culture has a certain "trajectory," don't you?

    * The democratic ideal sees its ecclesiastical analog in what Martin Marty used to call the "Baptistification" of Christianity.

    * The two Great Awakenings coupled with legalistic fundamentalism and shallow broad evangelicalism leaves us with a religious culture hardly interested in truth, merely religious "experience."

    * There is a reason why the Campbellites ("theology? we don't need no stinkin' theology") represent such a small sliver of Christyianity in America and yet have about 15% of the mega churches in the country. Biblicism unencumbered by theology fits nicely in a Baptistic and congregational direction and helps grow big churches.

    * Broad evangelical intelligentsia are currently enamored of egalitarianism, Barthianism, soft views of Biblical authority, and other trendy fads, none of which lead in a confessional Presbyterian direction.

    * Neo-calvinism, the "young, restless, and Reformed" types, and new designer flavors of Calvinism and charismania may or may not be anything more than a fad.

    All in all, if you wanted to bet on the cultural trajectory of Protestant Christianity, you might want to start reading all of the Baptist books you can find. Otherwise you might be mistaken for some strange kind of pre-neanderthal.

    [HELP! I'm having real trouble. My computer is replicating posts like cockroaches and when you delete one, you delete all.]
     
  13. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Moderator Staff Member

    I posted ONCE and it doubled it. Then, after deleting it, both disappeared. Next came my attempt to post a simple cutesy reply to you and it quadrupled it. Sorry, Tim, maybe when you put Baptist wine in these Presbyterian wineskins it tends to burst the old skins?

    Actually, it is kindof depressing to think that as I keep moving towards the Presbyterian light like a moth to the flame, the culture seems intent on dumming down the faith to a lowest common denominator of a baptistified minimalism.
     
  14. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder Staff Member

    I'm glad you see the error of your ways now. One of the curses of the covenant perhaps.
     
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