Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Studying

I've started a few new things this week. First lectures for over six months and first quiet time for... a few months.

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3 comments:

thebluefish said...

Hmmm. Is Barclay that helpful? I gather he's very readable but this comment from John Piper, about Barclay, concerns me somewhat...

"...Barclay's Autobiography is the more depressing when I think how many pastors feed on Barclay for every sermon. He scorns a view of the atonement in which the death of Christ propitiates the wrath of God. And he says, "I am a convinced universalist." I can't help wondering whether the theological weakness of many pulpits is owing to the facile dependence on the anemic theology of commentators like Barclay..."

I wonder whether there are more edifying books to read alongside an awesome book like Romans - Leon Morris and John Stott's IVP commentaries are well worth a look - and you can do much worse than get some accompaniment from Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Terry Virgo or John Piper's sermons on Romans.

Either way - enjoy the heights of mindblowing doctrine, mourn in the depths of heartbreak as God is scorned - and delight yourself in the awesome freedom of reigning in life in Christ.

Chris Hillcoat said...

Hmmm indeed Dave! I bought it in Wesley Owen (nuff said...) as there was no IVP commentary. The first three studies have been ok - but I'll have a look on the CU bookstall as well :)

thebluefish said...

If you get yourself a UCCF student card (here: student card) you'll get 25% off from IVP, and other booksellers - like Wesley Owen and The Good Book Co....

And then you can get...
Stott for about £9
or Morris for £21...

or Read Mark Learn: Romans for £6