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Two things of note: first, we’ve been accepted into Soundcloud’s beta for an RSS feed and iTunes feed. However, just after we were let in Soundcloud began having technical difficulties for it, so…we don’t have it quite yet. I apologize for that, and if they don’t get it sorted early this week we’ll have a different plan in place for next week.
Second: we’ve been talking internally about conversing about books and essays and the like in a way that will still be interesting for those who haven’t read them, but even more informative for those who have. In two weeks, then, we’re going to start a discussion on the issues raised by Oliver O’Donovan’s Begotten or Made?, which turns 30 years old this year.
Yes, it’s an expensive book, especially since it clocks in at just 86 pages. However, I’d note two things in its defense: (a) it’s incredibly relevant and has the single-best theological analysis of trans-gender questions ever written, and (b) the fact that there are virtually no used copies available indicates how important of a book it is. You’ll own it your whole life. So, join us.
This week: we consider the doctrine of sanctification, for reasons that will be apparent to anyone who has been following the Christian blogging world.
As always, follow Derek, Alastair, and Andrew for smart thoughts on this and much more.
Special thanks to Christopher Hutton for his sound editing work on it.
Really appreciated how the discussion turned in the last 10 minutes on pastoral concern. This sermon from John Piper is, I think, a really great example of walking the line well: http://www.desiringgod.org/sermons/this-is-the-will-of-god-for-you-that-you-abstain-from-sexual-immorality (especially if you listen, he adds more details under the point about the patience of God.)
I can’t remember which episode it was in, which is ridiculous as there are only four currently, but the point made about the christian internet crowd starting to function as a parachurch was very insightful.
It was in the one on moral orthodoxy–I listened to it just yesterday.