Saturday, 20 June 2009
Doing Theology with Peter - and John
Monday sees me at the John Owen Centre for a week's intensive study on Covenant Theology as part of my ThM in Historical Theology. Peter Lillback of Westminster Seminary will be taking the course, and his excellent The Binding of God will certainly shape the week's study. I will then be writing something on seventeenth century Federal Theology, and plan to write on one of my great heroes John Flavel (the good-looking chap above), a man who combined penetrating theology with an exceptional pulpit and personal ministry.
Last week was quite a week, preaching and preparing sermons, a funeral, leadership work and meetings, study, planning, spending time with many people in and outside the church. All wonderful, wonderful activity, but the thrill of next week's study is the conviction that the deeper we go in our theological studies, the more we have to offer others as we point them to God's infinite riches in Christ.
Until then, just a matter of preaching two sermons tomorrow, on Deut. 11 and Matt. 9.34ff.
If you pray, remember me next week, please, and tomorrow, too. Thanks!