My friend Chris Ross helped me with the redesign of my blog! He runs The Daily Scroll, Church Leader Links, and The Conventicle. Also, I have secured the domain name, http://www.allenmickle.com, which redirects you to my blog. Please update your links accordingly! I hope the new look of the blog will help make it more readable as I seek to contribute more thoughtful writings to the body of Christ at large!
My friend Jerad File (a ThM student studying John Gill at SWBTS) has started a new blog called For the Cause of God and Truth. This blog will be dedicated to the life and thought and scholarship of the Baptist theologian John Gill (1697-1771). He has asked me to contribute to it which I have excitedly agreed to. He has also asked another Gill student to help but I will not mention it until I get confirmation he is joining our little scholarship foray into Gill.
Gill of course, in my opinion, is a neglected Reformed theologian of the Baptist tradition, even by Baptists! Any discussion of Gill focuses on the hyper-calvinism debate and does not go beyond that to look at his other valuable contribution to Reformed thought. I look forward to sharing more of my own studies on Gill there and encouraging others to learn more of this great saint of the past!
“While true religion and sound learning have a single friend remaining in the British Empire, the works and name of Gill will be precious and revered.”
A. M. Toplady – July 29, 1772
I have recently started a new blog, Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio. Lord willing this blog will be reflections by myself and guest bloggers that would help to stimulate and encourage and challenge pastors on a biblically saturated, theologically sound, and historically aware pastoral theology. I encourage you to check it out and if you have something you would like to contribute please let me know!
Let me make you aware of a new blog hitting cyberspace. Between the Times is a blog that focuses on a number of topics including theology, culture, mission, the SBC, and book reviews. The first post is already up by Bruce Ashford called “Toward a Great Commission Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention: Part One.”
This blog has as its contributor’s five professors at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Theses are: Dr. Daniel L. Akin, President of SEBTS where he teaches courses in theology, preaching, and hermeneutics, Dr. Bruce R. Ashford, director of the Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Intercultural studies at SEBTS, my good friend Dr. Nathan A. Finn, Assistant Professor of Church History at SEBTS (see his great personal blog here), Dr. Kenneth Keathley, Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Theology at SEBTS, and Dr. David P. Nelson, Senior Vice President for Academic Administration and Dean of the Faculty at SEBTS where he teaches courses in systematic theology and worship.
This looks to be an exciting helpful contribution to the blog world. I know one of these men personally, and I have met two of the others, and know one by reputation and am convinced of their love for God, the church, and especially as it is manifested in the SBC. I am sure that this will be an encouraging and challenging addition to discussion, particularly discussion in the SBC context. Check out it regularly! I highly recommend it!