Monday, January 26, 2009

New book, new seminary, old martyr

A couple of things for this morning. First, Martin Downes has a new book coming out this May called Risking the Truth that is a collection of interviews on handling truth and error in the church. It includes interviews with people like Carl Trueman, Thomas Schreiner, Michael Horton, Iain Campbell, Joel Beeke, and Greg Beale. Downes has posted the table of contents here. Looks interesting.

Second, the extension campus of Wesminster Seminary California in Dallas is officially launching as an independent seminary and will be known as Redeemer Seminary. Tim Keller, Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) in New York, will give the inaugural address on February 16th. Faculty (full time or adjunct) includes Daniel Davis, Sinclair Ferguson, Douglas Gropp, and Dan McCartney.

Finally, Michael Haykin (church history, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) posted a reminder that Friday was the 64th anniversary of Helmuth James von Moltke's martyrdom under Adolf Hitler's regime in Germany. Von Moltke was a well-known lawyer who opposed the Nazi party. He recognized that both the Nazis and Christianity demanded the whole man in allegiance and thus he could not ever behave or live as a Nazi. See the post for more information.

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