My wonderful wife has written a three-part story on her blog about just a few of the major physical and emotional difficulties she and I have had to overcome since our marriage began almost six years ago. I hope that my readers will take some time to read her story and share it however you deem appropriate. Our prayer is that God might use her writing about these issues to help other women and couples who may be going through similar struggles. Our God is faithful!
How do you begin writing something that is so personal that the thought of others reading about it takes your breath away?I have thought about writing our story many times. I have discussed it at length with my husband. I’ve prayed about it.Why do I want to write about it if I am afraid? I think, sometimes, sharing your trials with others can be healing. I also want other women to know they aren’t alone; there are many variations of my story. I have heard them, now that I am looking for them.So with a deep breath, here it goes.
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Originally posted on A Place for Thoughts:
For part of the biography I’m writing on Gordon Clark I’m researching into the relationship of Clark to his later philosophic adversary, Cornelius Van Til.
In 1936 (and perhaps in later years) Clark actually taught from Van Til’s material at Wheaton College. In prior years it seems they knew each other in Philadelphia and often had discussion on philosophy.
I’ve recently received four letters from the Orthodox Presbyterian Church archives between the two philosophers. Signs of the controversy still years away are evident in these letters. Clark, characteristically, critiques Van Til’s poor word definitions in a letter of August 28, 1937:
“You use the word knowledge in the Biblical sense of to know and love. Hence when someone objects that Paul says that the heathen know God, which seems to make possible a common ground, you reply that the heathen do not know God because they do not love him…
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Originally posted on God's Hammer:
I recently read Herman Hoeksema: A Theological Biography by Patrick Baskwell (a book I highly recommend), and it was nice to read again various selections from Calvin’s works that completely expose the irrationality of the so-called “well meant offer of the Gospel” and the hopelessly confused and contradictory idea that God desires the salvation of those he has no desire to save. I realize folks on the other side love to trot out Calvin’s commentary on 2 Peter 3:9 that at first glace appears to support their cause, but one small inconsistency in a commentary does not a definitive position make and it fails to take into account his more developed thought. Besides, Calvin is hardly the first or last to stumble on this passage in Peter. That said, the following is the Institutes book III, chapter 22, section 10 in its entirety (even the section’s subtitle is a repudiation of the…
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Doug Douma shares an Excerpt from an Interview with a former student of Gordon Clark.