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Coming Attractions!

Some of you have asked about my infrequent blog/Facebook posts of late . . .

I am well--thankfully.  But I am on Sabbatical and soon to take vacation.  I have been catching up on my reading, visiting with friends and family, and taking care of household stuff--like gassing pesky termites.  Tenting for termites is like going to the doctor.  You hate to do it, it is a giant hassle, but it has to be done.  Lots of dead critters around my house, as well as a couple of unfortunate shrubs.  Oh well.

Summer Projects:

I have completed an essay on "B. B. Warfield as Apologist," for a forthcoming volume on significant apologists (Zondervan).  Warfield made the list.  Looking at the various apologists included in the volume, and then at the list of contributors, I am very honored to be asked to participate.

Also, I completed the first draft of my book on Christian Citizenship ("In the Land of Nod"), written from a two kingdoms point of view.  I will start shopping it to publishers. 

I have completed lecture notes for much of next year's Wednesday Night Bible Study at Christ Reformed.  I taught apologetics for a number of years at the now defunct Simon Greenleaf School of Law (which became Trinity Law School, in Santa Ana, CA).  It was time to update my lectures and teach the material to our congregation.  You can get a taste of what I'll be doing here:  Francis Schaeffer as Evangelist and Apologist.  Scroll down to the "lectures on Schaeffer."

This Fall at Christ Reformed Church:

After I wrap up my Galatians series (it is almost done), I'll begin a lengthy series on the Minor Prophets.  Since this is a difficult portion of the Old Testament, I'll do a fair bit of background before I take up the books of Amos, Jonah, and Hosea (prophets to Israel--the Northern Kingdom).  I'll then move on to the prophets who operated in Judah before and during the exile.

We'll also return to our Academy series on "The American Mind" based on Allen Guelzo's stellar lectures from the Teaching Company (The American Mind).

We will also host a number of Author's Forums on Friday nights.  We'll have Dr. Godfrey introduce us to his new book on the Psalms (Learning to Love the Psalms); Charles Lee Irons will describe his recent book critiquing the New Perspective on Paul (The Righteousness of God).  Look for appearances by J. V. Fesko, S. M. Baugh, David VanDrunen, and that Horton fellow. 

We will try and make audio available of as much of this as possible.

So, lots going on, with lots more to come, Lord willing! 

Reader Comments (6)

I'm looking forward to listening (when it's available). Just wondering: will you be holding revival meetings soon? A shame to waste a good tent.
August 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChris M.

All the sawdust in the world cannot undo what happens in that tent!
August 2, 2017 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
Sounds exciting Dr. Riddlebarger (except the tenting for termites part). I'm excited to hear you're shopping for a publisher on your Christian Citizenship book. Glad to hear it's reached that stage.

Can't wait for the Academy to start up again. Enjoy your vacation!
August 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDoug
Dr. Riddlebarger, I hope to be preaching through Galatians soon. Just curious to know what commentaries you made use of in your studies. I am sure Luther, Calvin and Fesko made the list. Any others? Thanks
August 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRev Matt Holst

I'm mostly using notes from readings, lectures, and discussions from a PhD seminar I took with Don Hagner some years ago. I'd recommend the volumes you mention but also Bruce, Fung, and Moo. Schreiner's work on Paul and the law is good, as is Frank Theilman's book on the same subject.
August 3, 2017 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
Thank you for the book recommendations. I'll look them up.
August 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRev Matt Holst

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