Have a look at this review of James Sire's Why Good Arguments Often Fail. A good new book that points us back to Jesus.
"The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men's brains, proves that he has no brains of his own." - CHSOver coffee we're begining a discussion on the law at The Coffee Bible Club. Come join the fun"
Also loving this from Spurgeon - on the breathtaking splendour of Jesus, in Hebrews 12 which I quoted today.
"“Where shall language be found which shall describe his matchless, his unparalleled love towards the children of men. Upon any ordinary subject one may find liberty of speech and fullness of utterance, but this subject lies out of the line of all oratory, and eloquence cannot attain unto it. This is one of the unutterable things — unutterable, because it surpasses thought, and defies the power of words.”At the end of October I'm engaging in a debate on Calvinism & Arminianism for the benefit of our South East relay workers in their Core Study programme. I'm arguing the Calvinist case "against" my team leader! Our hope is really to argue scripturally and in a God-exalting way to help our Relay grow in understanding and in living in God's grace.
So, I'll be digging into my copies of Michael Horton's Putting Amazing back into Grace, Piper (various), Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology and Calvin's (ever-so-readable) Institutes of Christian Religion in preparation.
We were struggling for good Arminian books - any one got a recommendation? Roger Olson's Arminian Theology looks promising but not really found much else to go on. Pray that we both prepare well and argue in a fashion that is free from "youthful passions" and marked by humility, Biblical argument and clarity.