Duncan Remarks

Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 23:44:15 -0600
From: Mark Horne
Subject: Duncan remarks

I just blogged this and then immediately removed it. I *think* that this can only be read by the direct link below and is otherwise unavailable. (If you know differently, let me know).

I’d like comments on my tone. And in general, am I supposed to not share these thoughts? What should I do?

Report From Ohio Valley

Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 21:08:05 -0600 (GMT-06:00)
From: William Smith
Subject: Report from Ohio Valley

I see that Rich told y’all the good news about my transfer to OVP. For those of you who knew that it was coming and prayed, thank you. I didn’t realize that Chris Harper was being pressured. (Glad I didn’t know it.) Chris did a superior job. I could tell he had heard a lot of stuff — stuff that only people in our presbytery would know. But he was quite judicious.

So Bizarre

Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 20:29:24 -0600
From: Mark Horne
Subject: so bizarre

I realize this is old news for some of you (all of you?) but I am working through Lig Duncan’s essay on “True Communion.” I had no idea that he would allow a few essays on the web to become his raison d’etre in what is supposed to be a scholarly collection of essays. Why not deal in detail with Wallace (rather than a couple of jabs), Gerrish, and Robert Letham/Nevin? Why not interact with Clowney and Ferguson (he mentions Ferguson but doesn’t tell us what he actually says)?

Instead he gets all up in arms about a bunch of web articles. Amazing. I think he keeps mentioning Joel’s on “baptismal regeneration” not because it is relevant to the Lord’s Supper but because it allows him to keep the words “baptismal regeneration” in front of his readers.

And he claims that his targets (me? Nevin?) believe Christ to be corporally present in the Lord’s Supper. What garbage!

I am a fool to be worried about him. He has lost already. Nothing else explains these tactics. The most he can hope for is a small remnant denomination in the Southeast.



Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 19:06:27 -0000
From: “garver”
Subject: PCRT

I just got the brochure for the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology in the mail. It looks like Lig Duncan isn’t going to be speaking in Philadelphia — only in the Phoenix and Indianapolis locations. I’m vaguely disappointed. I would have liked to have heard and/or met this fellow.

Where he is speaking, his topics remain the same as previously advertised: [1] One People — Christianity’s prescription for unity and peace among men; and [2] One Way — Christianity’s demand for obedient disciplehip on the way to eternal life.

There’s some kind of sad irony in that.

I also see that Rick Phillips is doing a seminar entitled, “The Imputation of Christ’s Righteousness: Current Denials and Biblical Affirmations.” Hopefully he’ll just stick with Robert Gundry as his target, but I somehow doubt it.

Perhaps I can try to ferret out what he’ll be speaking on prior to the conference (the first one is April 1–3) and maybe even exert some positive influence. I dunno.


Greenville conferences

Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 18:06:36 -0500
From: Chris Horton
Subject: Greenville conferences

Anybody want to visit sunny Greenville SC in March? :|



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